Recommending Cannabis in Alabama
Only UAB physicians from the Department of Neurology may write prescriptions for CBD oil under SB 174. However, any licensed physician in Alabama may recommend to patients under HB 61 as long as they are in a bona fide relationship. A “bona fide relationship” is defined as “A relationship in which a physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient's medical condition.”
Due to the fact that physicians cannot write prescriptions for Schedule I substances, UAB physicians will not be able to write prescriptions for CBD oil unless it is within the confines of federally approved research study.