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Alabama Marijuana laws

Alabama State Marijuana laws

Marijuana in Alabama remains illegal in any form.

Possession of any amount of the drug for personal use is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a $6,000 fine and a sentence of up to 1 year in jail. A person possessing marijuana for other reasons may be charged with a maximum fine of $15,000 and spend between 1 and 10 years in jail.

Sale of marijuana is a Class B felony punishable by a $30,000 fine and up to twenty years of imprisonment.

Unlawful cultivation in the state is punished like either simple possession or possession with intent to distribute.

Alabama State Medical Marijuana Laws

Currently, Alabama has no medical marijuana program. Possession of non-psychoactive medical CBD oil (containing less than 3% THC) produced in other states is decriminalized.

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A recent poll has shown that the majority of Alabamians oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by Jeff Sessions, their former senator, who is currently holding the position of Attorney General.
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On May 4, the Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley signed a bill that allows medical marijuana oil in the state. The law goes into effect on June 1; and the new piece of legislation decriminalizes possession of cannabidiol that was produced in other states.
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