Alabama: Tentative Rules and Regulation Timeline
License Application Window in Alabama Opens on September 1, 2022
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) met on May 12, 2022, at 1:00 CST to provide an update to the overall Alabama medical marijuana program. The state’s regular series of workshops detailing application and licensing has progressed smoothly.
The biggest announcement from the recent AMCC meeting was the release of the Tentative Rules and Regulations Timeline:
(See the latest timeline of key dates and deadlines..)
AMCC submits rules to Legislative Services Agency (LSA) for publication
Notice of Intended Action – 35 day period for public comment begins on date of publication of the Administrative Monthly and continues for 35 calendar days before the rule may be adopted
Public Comment period ends
AMCC meets/Adopts rules as published or as amended
Adopted rules submitted for publication
Date of publication of rules as adopted, which will be effective 45 days after notice that the rule has been certified is published in the Alabama Administrative Monthly (subject to review by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rule Review)
Application window begins (for all 6 types of medical marijuana licenses – Integrated / Vertical, Cultivation (Grower), Processing, Dispensary (Retail), Secure Transporter, Testing Laboratory)
(Update: these dates have now been clarified and further defined. See key dates and deadlines.)
Rules become effective
The tentative medical marijuana licensing timeline allows individuals to plan accordingly for the upcoming license application round but it begs the question, how does one account for the rules becoming effective October 17 when the application window begins September 1?
While it is likely the rules submitted in August will not be subject to dramatic change by October, there is the potential for rules to change and affect the application itself.
This will require flexibility and planning, and the team at Canna Advisors is prepared for the challenge—are you?