Tuscaloosa offers update on medical marijuana progress

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TUSCALOOSA-  Tuscaloosa city leaders provided an update on the status of potential future medical marijuana dispensaries in the city and a timeline for when licenses will be issued.

In August, the city council passed a plan that moved forward on allowing dispensaries within the city limits.

Patients must have a prescription to purchase medical marijuana and only specific forms will be allowed. The herb itself is not among those forms, but tinctures, tablets and several other forms will be allowed.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said the city has completed its part and is awaiting the state’s next steps.

“I think the main thrust of what is happening is in Montgomery,” Maddox said. “They will take in the various applications across the state of Alabama. The commission Ivey has put together will ultimately determine where those initial licenses will be placed.”

Maddox said he’s hoping the city has more definitive answers in the next 60 days.

If you’re interested in learning more about medical marijuana within Alabama, you can check out the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission right here.

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