Alabama Awards 24 Medical Cannabis Licenses

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) has awarded 24 different licenses to a range of cannabis businesses, the Commission announced.

AMCC on Aug. 10 awarded seven cultivation licenses, five integrated facility licenses, four dispensary licenses, four processor licenses, three secure transport licenses, and one testing laboratory license.

AMCC awarded the state’s new medical cannabis business licenses to the following companies:

Cultivation: Gulf Shore Remedies; Pure by Sirmon Farms; Blackberry Farms; Twisted Herb Cultivation; I AM FARMS; Greenway Botanicals; and CRC of Alabama.

Integrated Facility: Insa Alabama; Flowerwood Medical Cannabis; Southeast Cannabis Company; Sustainable Alabama; and TheraTrue Alabama.

Dispensary: Yellowhammer Medical Dispensaries; CCS of Alabama; RJK Holdings AL; and Statewide Property Holdings AL.

Processor: Enchanted Green; 1819 Labs; Organic Harvest Lab; and Jasper Development Group.

Secure Transport: Tyler Van Lines; International Communication; and XLCR.

State Testing Laboratory: Certus Laboratories

The awarded licenses comes about two months after AMCC put a pause on its medical cannabis licensing process due to “potential inconsistencies” in the tabulation of each application’s scoring data.

“Since the Commission’s inception, we have worked to develop a fair, honest, and equitable process to select licensees,” Commission Chairman Rex Vaughn said in a news release. “It is regrettable that the tabulation errors occurred, however we have acknowledged the miscalculations and have taken the necessary steps to ensure that the data provided to the Commission was accurate. We are sincerely appreciative of the Court for allowing us to take corrective actions.”

AMCC partnered with the University of South Alabama on the license application review process, which considered 90 applications for medical cannabis business licenses. Both AMCC and USA utilized 66 application evaluators to review eight scoring categories, including financial ability, business management/approach, facility suitability and infrastructure, security plan, and more.

“Formulating the application process, assessing all 90 applications, and making determinations on who to award licenses to has been a monumental task,” AMCC Vice Chairman and Pharmacist Dr. Sam Blakemore said. “We received numerous applications from applicants who would make terrific licensees, which made the selection process extremely competitive. I have spent countless hours reviewing the applications myself and feel confident that we have selected a great slate of licensees.”

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Zach Mentz

Zach Mentz is an editor at Flavor Fix, covering cannabis, CBD and alcohol news and featured stories. Previously, he worked as senior editor of Cannabis Business Times (CBT). Mentz is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communication at John Carroll University.

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