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Medical Marijuana

Unless a court steps in, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is issuing licenses to businesses today as state’s medical-marijuana industry tries to get started, reports’s Mike Cason.

Today ends a 28-day period since licenses were awarded. The issuance of those licenses is the next step, coming after the businesses were given time to pay for inspections and license fees.

These are business that will be involved in cultivating, processing, transporting, testing and dispensing medical cannabis.

You’re probably not shocked that this hasn’t been a completely smooth process since Alabama passed a law that authorized the production and use of medical cannabis.

The commission also approved a motion to hire a hearing officer for the investigative hearings requested by companies that were denied licenses. The state law limited the…

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