University of South Alabama

A man stands at a lectern.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission begins new licensing process

BY: - November 28, 2023

Companies went before the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Monday to make their cases for getting licenses, kicking off the third attempt to award medical marijuana licenses in the state. Most of the applicants were allotted 20 minutes to speak to the commission. Most stressed their expertise; some addressed perceived shortcomings in their applications. “When somebody […]

People in line to pay tag fees.

The Fee Trap: Why Alabama’s local governments can’t shake fines and charges

BY: - September 12, 2023

When Alabama needs to pay for services, it turns to fees and general charges, or fines and fees in the criminal justice system. Legislators passed almost 60 bills during this spring’s legislative session directing how local governments may raise revenues or spend money. Many generated money for counties, from fundraising events and lodging taxes to […]

A group of men in suits sitting around a circular desk, with a crowd of people behind them.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission re-awards licenses; one company loses out

BY: - August 11, 2023

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Thursday re-awarded the licenses for the production and distribution of medical cannabis after questions about the evaluation of applications stopped the process in June.  Nearly all the firms awarded licenses two months ago got them back, and the commission granted additional licenses to firms looking to grow medical cannabis. Rex […]