Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health

Cannabis Association issues deadline alert amid increase in applications

The deadline to apply is December 30.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Association
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Association reminds Alabama municipalities to issue a resolution or ordinance before the fast-approaching deadline. 

As an organization, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Association recommends city and county governments pass resolutions or ordinances to be able to host a dispensary in their area. According to the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, over 28 municipalities and local governments have issued such a resolution or ordinance. AMCA recommends passing a resolution or ordinance before the deadline, which is right around the corner.

Last week the Alabama Medical Cannabis Association released polling which illustrates the high approval rating of the recent legislation. Seventy-nine percent of respondents are in favor of legal medical cannabis, and only 9% are against it. 

“These numbers are slightly better than even we expected,” Alabama Medical Cannabis Association Executive Director Patrick Lindsey said in a statement on Wednesday. “It shows both the need for the product, and it shows that this process is establishing an industry that is here to stay.” 

The deadline to apply is December 30. Prospective applicants must have previously requested an application and satisfied the prerequisite criteria to receive an application. Counties and municipalities can submit resolutions and ordinances through the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission.

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

More from APR

Featured Opinion

The delays in medical marijuana availability aren't because of lawsuits, but the violations of laws those lawsuits target.

Featured Opinion

AMCC director John McMillan tried to paint his commission as a victim of frivolous lawsuits, but such a characterization defies logic and the truth.

Courts

The filing by Alabama Always asks a Montgomery County judge to appoint a special master to determine applicant compliance.

Featured Opinion

A new bill from Sen. Tim Melson could fix the troubled medical marijuana licensing by doing the most basic thing: following the law.