Medical Cannabis Draft Rules for Physicians and Patients Released for Public Comment

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By WVUA Digital Reporter Anneliese Taggart

<p>The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners today announced draft rules to govern how physicians can recommend medical cannabis to eligible patients.  The draft rules were developed in accordance with the state’s new law on medical cannabis, which was approved earlier this year by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor.</p>

<p aria-hidden=”true”><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>The public can read the draft rules and find information on how to submit comments by visiting </span><a style=”font-size: 14px;” title=”Original URL: Click or tap if you trust this link.” href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”Verified” data-linkindex=”1″></a><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>.  The agency will accept comments until Jan. 4, 2022.</span></p>

<p aria-hidden=”true”><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>At that time, the public comment period will be closed, and the Board will consider the comments received and take further action at a subsequent meeting.</span></p>

<p aria-hidden=”true”><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>The draft rules include provisions on physician and patient certification, registration, and physician training.  The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is addressing other aspects of the new law, such as the licensing of cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries.</span></p>

<p aria-hidden=”true”><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>Once fully implemented under Alabama law, the use of medical cannabis may be permitted to treat certain qualifying medical conditions.</span></p>

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