Alabama Medical Marijuana Market
Application Timelines Are Set. Get Ready Now.
Request license application forms from September 1 – October 17.
Be ready to submit applications between October 31 – December 30.
See below for the latest timeline details.
Up to 5 vertically integrated licenses
Uo to 4 dispensary licenses
Up to 4 processing licenses
At least 4 cultivation licenses
The vertically integrated licenses could operate up to five dispensaries in different counties and dispensary license holders could have up to three locations.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available. In the meantime, you can never start early business planning too soon. Our experts can help develop your business plan and financial model so that you’re well-positioned to move quickly when the application window opens.
Alabama: Window to Request Application Opens in
Important Application Dates for Alabama Medical Marijuana Licensing
In early July, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission released this timeline for starting the license application process and awarding medical marijuana licenses.
The process begins on September 1, 2022, and the first licenses will be issued in July 2023.
One Notable Difference in the Alabama Licensing Process:
Alabama's license process includes the unique step of requesting an application before the release date.
Anyone who intends to apply for a license must submit a request form between September 1 and October 17, 2022.
Then, the State will distribute the actual license application to those who made the request by the deadline. License applications will be sent to requesters in late October and will be due on December 30, 2022.
Key License Application Dates:
September 1, 2022: Window opens for Request for License Application Forms
October 17, 2022: Window closes for form requests
October 24, 2022: Application forms will go out to out to Requesters
October 31, 2022: Window opens to submit license applications
December 30, 2022: Deadline to submit an application
April 25, 2023: Public hearing dates announced, if necessary
June 12, 2023: Initial licenses granted or denied
July 10, 2023: Licenses issued
Rules and Regulations Released
Alabama released Rules and Regulations covering:
- Patients and Caregivers
- Application and Licensing Requirements
- Secure Transport
- Integrated Facilities
- Lab and Testing Requirements
Our team of license application consultants can guide you through how these details impact your business planning and your license application preparation and submission.