Bradley attorney Whitt Steineker was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily on Alabama becoming the latest state in the nation and second in the Deep South to legalize a medical cannabis market. Gov. Kay Ivey signed a legalization bill into law earlier this week that allows business license applications to start by Sept. 1, 2022.
Steineker said that “while it may seem to the rest of the country that Alabama is late to the table, many here are actually surprised by how quickly this legislation became law.”
“The next year will be critical as the state endeavors to stand up a safe and effective medical cannabis program,” Steineker added.
“Patients should be prepared to wait a little longer before they will be able to obtain medical cannabis, but those interested in participating in the industry – be it growing, processing, testing, dispensing, or all of the above – should get started right away,” he said.
The original article, "Alabama Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill into Law," appeared in Marijuana Business Daily on May 17, 2021.