Montgomery, Alabama (WIATMore) — With the Oct. 17 deadline for businesses to request pharmacy applications looming, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission has already drawn a lot of attention.
Commission chief John McMillan said he received more than 380 applications, primarily from Jefferson and Madison counties.
“That’s what we expected. I doubt many will actually complete the comprehensive application, but we’ll see. This is a new endeavor,” said McMillan. .
If the application is sent on October 24th, the company must complete the application by December 30th. Available: 12 licenses for growers, 4 licenses for processors, 4 licenses for pharmacies, 5 licenses for integrated facilities.
Currently, 19 municipalities have passed resolutions authorizing the sale, according to the commission’s website.
“We believe the applicant has been in talks with city leaders, which shows there is a lot of interest and need for this quality medical product,” McMillan said. .
Meanwhile, a new group has just been launched to represent the industry. Patrick Lindsay is Executive Director of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Association. He hopes that as the group grows in Alabama, it will become a resource for both the state and the industry.
“When you have an industry of this size, they have to deal with so many different organizations. It allows us to have one voice in this industry that is not just a voice but a positive voice,” said Lindsey.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will hold its next meeting on Thursday.
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