Alabama allows certain individuals to obtain a prescription for marijuana. However, this is under very limited circumstances. In Alabama, an individual may obtain a prescription from a licensed physician for Cannabidiol, a derivative of marijuana, to treat severe epilepsy.
Under most circumstances, an individual found in possession of marijuana will be charged with a marijuana crime, including misdemeanor marijuana possession, felony marijuana possession, or sale of marijuana to a minor.
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Alabama Prescription Marijuana Information Center
- Can I get a prescription for marijuana in Alabama?
- Will Alabama recognize a medical marijuana card from another state?
Marijuana Prescriptions in Alabama
Can I receive a marijuana prescription in Alabama? The answer is “sort of- but not really”.
In Alabama, if you are suffering from debilitating epilepsy you may receive a prescription from a doctor at the Department of neurology at the University of Alabama but only for Cannabidiol, a derivative of the marijuana plant that has medical benefits but is non-psychoactive, in other words, it does not make a person high.
Since federal law still prohibits the prescription of marijuana, a doctor who prescribes this could be at risk under federal laws which could potentially affect their license.
The short answer is Alabama does not allow any prescription for marijuana itself but allows a very narrow exception when a person is diagnosed with debilitating epilepsy by the Department of neurology at the University of Alabama and, any prescription would only be for the Cannabidiol derivative of marijuana.
The law does not exactly make the possession of Cannabidiol legal; rather it allows a valid prescription from the University of Alabama to be raised as a defense against possession of marijuana charge.
Marijuana Cards or Marijuana Prescription from Other States
At the present time, the answer is no. Possession of a marijuana card or a marijuana prescription from another state is no defense to any marijuana-related crimes.
This means a person with a valid marijuana card or prescription from another state cannot use that as a defense to a possession of marijuana charge in Alabama. Alabama will not recognize or give credit to a marijuana card or prescription from another state.
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The Huntsville criminal defense attorneys of Law Offices Of Segal & Segal zealously defend individuals facing any marijuana charge, including the sale of marijuana to a minor, misdemeanor marijuana possession, or felony marijuana.
Law Offices Of Segal & Segal represents individuals throughout Madison County, including Huntsville, Madison, New Hope, and surrounding areas. Law Offices Of Segal & Segal also represents individuals in the neighboring counties of Morgan, Marshall, Limestone, and Jackson.