The Alabama Medical Cannabis licensing process has officially entered Groundhog Day territory. After previously directing that the AMCC participate in limited, expedited discovery (including the deposition of up to six commissioners and staffers), late last week the court ordered the AMCC and the challengers to meet and confer to determine whether a compromise can be

Hold the phones, Alabama medical cannabis integrated applicants (and probably dispensary licensees). Last night the Montgomery County Circuit Court issued three orders that will at least temporarily pause the issuance of the integrated (and, again likely, dispensary) licenses:

  1. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is temporarily restrained from issuing the medical cannabis licenses it awarded at

Yesterday the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission(AMCC) awarded the five coveted licenses in the Integrated Facility category. The five licenses were awarded to:

  1. Trulieve AL
  2. Sustainable Alabama
  3. Wagon Trail Med-Serv
  4. Flowerwood Medical Cannabis
  5. Specialty Medical Products of Alabama

In an unprecedented turn of events, Trulieve AL was awarded a license as the statutorily required 1/5 minority

I feel like Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day. I keep writing the same blog post in some way heralding the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission’s awarding of licenses to would-be operators. Well, on Friday it happened again for all license categories except the Integrated Facility category. The 20 licenses awarded were:

Cultivators

  • CRC of

This morning, an Olive Branch medical cannabis dispensary, TruSource Medical Cannabis, and its owner, Clarence Cocroft, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi against, in their official capacities, the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Commissioner Chris Graham, Mississippi ABC’s Chief of Enforcement Pat Daily, and the State Health

Once hailed by observers as the southern state most likely to legalize marijuana first, North Carolina has not kept pace with its northern neighbors in adopting laws to promote the growth of a vibrant medicinal and personal-use marijuana industry. While 2023 saw a number of bills introduced in the House and Senate that touched on

As we’ve noted before, Tennessee is likely to be the last Deep South state to legalize medical cannabis. But given the pace at which states have legalized (38 states plus the District of Columbia), last doesn’t necessarily mean far away.

In fact, Tennessee began laying the foundation for a medical cannabis program in May

In the coming, frenzied 90 days, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission likely will save or ruin the future of medical cannabis in Alabama.

I suggest listening to this ominous ode from Jim Morrison as you read this post:

This is the end

The end of our elaborate plans

The end of everything that stands

Last

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the recent news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that marijuana be moved from Schedule I to Schedule III under federal law, it is important to understand the implications of rescheduling marijuana and