90 Alabama applicants advance to medical marijuana license review

April 15, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Alabama regulators greenlit 90 medical marijuana businesses to advance to the review and scoring process for MMJ licenses.

According to Birmingham-based TV station WBMA, the approvals included:

  • 38 integrated facilities.
  • 18 dispensaries.
  • 12 cultivators
  • 11 processors
  • Nine delivery providers.
  • Two testing labs.

The 90 applicants advanced by the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will be vying for up to 12 cultivator licenses, four processor permits, four dispensary licenses, five integrated-facility permits and an unspecified number of delivery and testing laboratory licenses.

Licenses are expected to be awarded June 12.

In a deviation from other states, Alabama regulators designated a state university, rather than a private company, to score MMJ business applications.

The University of South Alabama will score the applications on a variety of criteria, including financials, business strategy, and operational plans and procedures.

It’s unclear when MMJ sales might begin in Alabama, but late 2023 is a possibility. (Full Story)

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