ALABAMA (WDHN)— The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) has released the number of applications they have received for each license type.

The AMCC received:

  • Cultivator- 12 applications
  • Processor- 12 applications
  • Dispensary- 18 applications
  • Secure Transporter- 11 applications
  • State Testing Laboratory- 3 applications
  • Integrated Facility- 38 applications

The AMCC can award twelve cultivator licenses, four processor licenses, four dispensary licenses, five integrated licenses, and an undetermined amount of secure transport and state testing laboratory licenses.

The AMCC has reached out to the University of South Alabama to establish teams of academic evaluators to review and score business licenses, but the commission has the final say on who receives the licenses.

Applicants have provided plans for production, business operations, facilities and security, to name a few, as part of their application. Although reviewing these competitive applications is a huge undertaking, we will continue to move forward in implementing a fair and robust process that makes public health and safety a top priority.

Commission Chairman and Oncologist, Dr. Steven Stokes

During the April 13, 2023 AMCC meeting, the application names and content will be made available for public inspection and the commission will accept public comments.

At the June 12, 2023 meeting, the AMCC is scheduled to award licenses in each category. Once the business licenses have been issued, physicians can begin the certification process to recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients.