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Cannabis Market Condition Overview
Business Climate and Timeline
- Starting September 1, 2022, a person may apply to the commission for a license for an integrated facility or for a license as a cultivator, processor, secure transporter, state testing laboratory or dispensary.
- Request for Business Applications will be available from September 1, 2022 through October 17, 2022. Applicants must submit a Request for Business Application to receive a Business Application Form. The Business Application Forms will be issued on October 24, 2022.
- There is a $2,500 non-refundable application fee for all license types.
- As of September 15, 2022, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) has not awarded any license types.
Real Estate & Zoning
In most states, you will need to lock down the location for business operations in the form of either a lease, lease with option to purchase, or a purchase agreement.
Most importantly, during the real estate acquisition process, your company MUST make sure that the actual location COMPLETELY adheres to state and municipal regulations regarding distance restrictions from other businesses such as a daycare or school. An example of this would be Dispensary/Retail. Most times you will not be able to locate your dispensary in a section of the city which is not zoned specifically for retail. Your dispensary location cannot be located anywhere else. Check with the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission website for locality resolutions and ordinances.
Usually the next step is Municipal/City/Township Approval. Nine times out of ten, these steps will need to take place before the full license application can be completed and submitted.
Laws and Regulations
As you get started, read up on Alabama’s laws, rules, and regulations. Alabama cannabis information can be found at https://amcc.alabama.gov/. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission oversees the issuance of cannabis business licenses in Alabama.