Medical (Limited)

Important Dates

2014: The Governor signed a bill allowing the University of Alabama at Birmingham to use CBD oil in a medical research study.
2016: A law was passed decriminalizing CBD oil for those with certain medical conditions.

History

In 2014, Carly’s Law was signed by Governor Robert Bentley, enabling University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to conduct effectiveness research utilizing CBD oil for treating seizures for up to five years. In 2015, patients began receiving treatment and some have seen significant improvements as a result. In 2016, The Alabama Legislature passed Leni’s Law, decriminalizing CBD oil for those with certain debilitating medical conditions as diagnosed by a physician that the patient has a bona fide relationship with.

FAQs

Can I possess, buy or grow marijuana in Alabama?

Medical and recreational cannabis is illegal in Alabama. CBD oil is legal for those suffering from chronic pain, seizures, severe nausea, muscle spasms or any condition that is resistant to conventional medicine as stated and documented by a doctor.

Can I operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in Alabama?

No, it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Alabama?

There is no medical marijuana program in place in Alabama.

Can I use marijuana in public in Alabama?

No, you cannot use marijuana in public in Alabama.

Can I sell marijuana in Alabama?

No, it is illegal to sell marijuana in Alabama.

Disclaimer

The information presented here should not be construed as legal advice. State and Federal laws are always subject to change. We aim to keep this page as updated as possible; however, for additional information regarding Alabama marijuana laws, please see Find Law and the National Conference of State Legislatures.