Relevant Laws: 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, Alabama Code 2.8-380 – 2-8-383, Alabama Code 20-2-2
Buying CBD in Alabama
While Alabama initially had some of the more stringent rules regulating CBD and Hemp Products in the early days, the state has taken numerous steps in recent years to make CBD more widely available to Alabamans. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries created an industrial hemp program in early 2019, allowing local farmers within the state to grow hemp as a crop, and processors and universities to work with and study hemp products. In June of 2019 the Alabama Senate passed, and Governor Kay Invey signed into law, SB225 allowing all pharmacies in the state to sell CBD products containing no more than 0.3% THC.
In addition, the State allows retail sales of hemp products from non-pharmacy stores, so long as they do not exceed 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol by weight. Technically, in-state brick and mortar retailers are supposed to have a hemp processor or handler license if they sell CBD from a retail store, but this isn’t strictly enforced. CBD customers within the state are able to order CBD products by mail from outside the state as well.
Nobody has been arrested for possession of CBD within the state, and it is legal for out-of-state retailers to ship into the State. It is generally considered low-risk to sell, purchase, or possess legally-complaint CBD products. CBDPure has shipped CBD products to Alabama customers since 2016 without issue.