Alabama joined the growing list of states that legalized medical marijuana in 2021. Now, a push from the Alabama Cannabis Coalition wants to change the law.


Lawsuits and disagreements have consistently plagued the new cannabis market rollout due to the limited number of cannabis licenses and disputes over rightful recipients.

"It's a quagmire. And this quagmire is getting deeper and deeper and deeper," said Marty Schelper, Alabama Cannabis Coalition founder.

The coalition wrote Governor Kay Ivey, calling on her to launch a special session during which lawmakers would be able to amend the law to avoid the creation of a monopoly in the market.

Currently, the state cannabis regulator is allowed to issue 12 …

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