Medical Cannabis Draft Rules for Physicians Released for Public Comment
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners today announced draft rules to govern how physicians can recommend medical cannabis to eligible patients. The draft rules were developed in accordance with the state’s new law on medical cannabis, which was approved earlier this year by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor. The draft rules include provisions on the registration and training required for physicians to certify or recommend patients for the use of medical cannabis.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is addressing other aspects of the new law, such as the licensing of cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries.
Submissions of data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed rules will be accepted until Jan. 4, 2022. At that time, the public comment period will be closed, and the Board will consider the comments received and take further action at a subsequent meeting.
Once fully implemented under Alabama law, the use of medical cannabis may be permitted to treat certain qualifying medical conditions.