Alabama’s medical cannabis market has been held up so far by legal challenges.
But state regulators vowed to get the program up and running in 2024.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission last week voted for a plan to no longer delay the licensing process unless ordered to do so by a court.
In December, the commission picked 20 companies to receive cultivation, processing and retail licenses.
But continued lawsuits have challenged the commission’s methodology. Complaints have called the process “flawed.”
Alabama lawmakers legalized medical cannabis in 2021 but it is still not available in the state.