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Alabama Medical Cannabis rules are drafted. Now, leaders want your comments

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners announced draft rules on how physicians can recommend medical cannabis to eligible patients.

MONTGOMERY, Ala — The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners on Thursday released a draft of rules that could govern how doctors can recommend eligible patients to use medical cannabis.

According to the board, the rules were developed in accordance with state legislation passed the last session. The agency is seeking public comments on the draft rules. Comments can be submitted online through the board's website and will be accepted until January 5, 2022.

Following the comment period, the agency will review comments and take any further actions needed at the following board meeting.

Some of the conditions permitted to use medical cannabis include Autism Spectrum Disorder, some cancer symptoms, depression, panic disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and more.

A full list of qualifying conditions, along with the proposed rules, can be read below:

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