As of June 2022, the State of Alabama has yet to commence issuing medical marijuana cards to medical marijuana patients. The state’s medical cannabis program is under development and is not yet registering patients. To maintain a valid Alaska medical marijuana patient registration, a patient must annually renew before the expiration date stated on the patient's medical cannabis card. Renewal submissions, fees, and required documentation must be submitted no less than 14 calendar days before the expiration date on the current medical cannabis card.
When the medical marijuana program in the state launches, adults aged 19 or older will be able to renew their cards by providing the following:
The state does not yet issue medical marijuana cards, either physically or online. However, since the state plans to issue physical and virtual medical marijuana cards, medical marijuana cards will likely be renewable online.
The Alabama medical marijuana card will be valid for 12 months from its issuance date.
Although Alabama’s medical marijuana program is still being developed, current laws require that medical marijuana cardholders renew their medical marijuana certifications by visiting registered physicians qualified to issue such renewals. This is a required step prior to renewing an Alabama medical marijuana card.
The annual renewal fee for a physical Alabama medical marijuana card is $50, while the renewal fee for a virtual medical marijuana card is $40. Note that this excludes any potential consultation fee your physician will charge for verifying your medical marijuana status and issuing a medical marijuana certification.
Until the state begins issuing medical marijuana cards, it remains unclear if multiple locations will be available to medical marijuana patients seeking medical marijuana cards.
Alabama does not yet have an operational medical marijuana dispensary. Hence, in-state and out-of-state medical marijuana patients cannot visit dispensaries in Alabama.