RECOMMENDING CANNABIS IN ALABAMA
Any physician may recommend and provide CBD, but a recommendation is not required (notwithstanding federal law). Physicians are unable to begin the certification process to recommend medical cannabis to qualified patients until business licenses in the state of Alabama have been awarded.
State law does not specify that patients must be residents of Alabama
Home cultivation is not legal in the state of Alabama
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cancer-related cachexia, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, chronic pain
- Crohn's Disease
- Epilepsy or a condition causing seizures
- HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss
- Panic Disorder
- Parkinson's Disease
- Persistent nausea
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis or spinal cord injury
- A terminal illness
- Tourette's Syndrome
- A condition causing chronic or intractable pain
Medical professionals have a legal right to recommend cannabis as a treatment in any state, as protected by the First Amendment. Established by a 2004 United States Supreme Court decision to uphold earlier federal court rulings that found doctors and their patients have a fundamental Constitutional right to freely discuss treatment options.
More resources for medical professionals can be found here.
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