Companies that have been awarded licenses by the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission plan to dispense products in 37 locations in 21 cities across the state, according to the license applications.
Joey Robertson, president and CEO of Wagon Trail Med-Serv LLC, one of the integrated companies that was awarded a license on Tuesday, said his expectation is that products could be available by late spring or early summer of 2024.
The law passed by the Legislature in 2021 authorizing medical marijuana placed caps on how many licenses could be issued and how many dispensary sites licensees could have.
The law allowed up to four dispensary licensees and three sites for each. The law allowed up to five licenses for integrated companies that can have up to five dispensaries each. That adds up to a maximum of 37 allowed.
Here is where dispensaries are planned, according to the license applications.
- Montgomery, 5
- Mobile, 4
- Athens, Birmingham and Dothan, 3 each
- Cullman, Foley, and Opelika, 2 each
- Attalla, Bayou La Batre, Daphne, Decatur, Demopolis, Florence, Gadsden, Loxley, Monroeville, Oxford, Talladega, Troy, and Tuscaloosa, 1 each.
Dispensaries can only operate in cities and counties that have approved ordinances or resolutions allowing them.
The 13-member AMCC awarded licenses to integrated companies Tuesday. Integrated companies are authorized to cultivate, process, transport, and dispense medical cannabis. The commission distinguishes between awarding a license and issuing a license. The…