Alabama Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Alabama personal and medical use of marijuana.
On April 1, 2014 Governor Bentley signed SB174, known as “Carly’s Law.” This law is very limited and only allows a board-certified neurologist employed at the University of Alabama Birmingham to authorize/prescribed. Note, however, because CBD remains illegal under federal law no physician may “prescribe” it. This law currently has a set repeal date of July 1, 2019.
In May of 2016, Governor Bentley signed “Leni’s Law,” an extension of “Carly’s Law” described above. Leni’s Law extends legal protections, both from criminal and custodial restrictions, to the parents or guardians of a patient that has been prescribed CBD oils by a doctor. Note that CBD continues to be illegal under federal law, so a doctor’s ability to prescribe it to a patient is problematic.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.