The Alabama Medical Marijuana Program lists 15 medical conditions that make patients eligible for medical cannabis treatments.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) recognizes the following qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment and medical card eligibility:
Alabama legalized medical marijuana in 2021 and, as of 2023, is still establishing the framework for its medical marijuana program. Therefore, it has not expanded its list of qualifying conditions since legalizing medical cannabis and has not established regulations for adding new conditions to this list.
No. Alabama makes no provisions for approving medical cannabis for illnesses other than the ones named on its list of qualifying medical conditions. Therefore, when physicians in the state cannot recommend patients for conditions that are not included in the list even if they deem such conditions as debilitating or terminal.
Yes. Alabama requires patients wish to partake in its medical cannabis program to obtain recommendations from their physicians. Certifying physicians must be state-registered and have prior physician-patient relationships with patients. These physicians must diagnose or confirm that patients have one or more of the state’s qualifying conditions.
In addition to having a qualifying condition and obtaining a physician certification, Alabama requires anyone applying for its medical cannabis card to be: