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New cannabis business applicant page available through Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

In 2021, the Alabama state legislature approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana and create the AMCC.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission released Monday a schedule of fees, penalties, and fines in relation to business applicants and future users of medical marijuana in the state, along with the addition of the Cannabis Business Applicants page to the commission’s website.

The schedule of charges was approved by the commission during their meeting in Montgomery on Aug. 11, and includes the approved prices for patient and caregiver registration and renewal for medical cannabis cards, as well as the various license fees required for businesses seeking entrance into the market.

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The AMCC is not receiving business applications until Sept. 1, with the forms scheduled for issuance to requesters on Oct. 24, according to the commission’s website.

According to a copy of the monetary schedule obtained by APR on Tuesday, patients and caregivers seeking a physical card will be required to pay a $50 registration application fee, with the option to register for a virtual card set at $40. The renewal fee for both the physical and virtual cards is the same cost for applying for each paid annually.

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Replacement fees for a physical card are $25, with virtual card replacement set at $20.

For businesses, the license application fee is set at $2,500, with the annual license fee for transporters and testing laboratories, the price set at $30,000; For cultivators, processors, and dispensaries, the annual license fee will be $40,000; With the so-called “Integrated Facilities”, which combine cultivating, processing, distributing and transporting of cannabis into one facility, will have the highest annual fee per license set at $50,000.

The state will allow up to 12 licenses for growing medical cannabis, four licenses for both processing and distribution, and five licenses for integrated facilities, with no license cap for cannabis testing facilitates or transportation, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on alreporter.com

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