Alabama

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Medical CBD
Tax Stamps
Drugged Driving
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Personal Use
Any amount Misdemeanor 1 year $ 6,000
Other Than Personal Use
Any amount Felony 1 year and 1 day* - 10 years $ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine
Sale
Any amount Felony 2* - 20 years $ 30,000
By a person over 18 to a minor Felony 10 years - life $ 60,000
Within 3 mile radius of a school or a public housing project Felony 5 years N/A
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine
Trafficking
In excess of 2.2 lbs - less than 100 lbs Felony 3 years* $ 25,000
100 lbs - less than 500 lbs Felony 5 years* $ 50,000
500 lbs - less than 1,000 lbs Felony 15 years* $ 200,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine
Cultivation
Manufacture 2nd Degree Felony 2* - 20 years $ 30,000
Manufacture 1st Degree Felony 10 years - life $ 60,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine
Hash & Concentrates
Possession Felony 1 year and 1 day - 10 years $ 15,000
Manufacture 2nd Degree Felony 2 - 20 years $ 30,000
Manufacture 1st Degree Felony 10 years - life $ 60,000
Paraphernalia
Use or possession of paraphernalia with intent to use Misdemeanor 1 year $ 6,000
Delivery or sale Misdemeanor 1 year $ 6,000
Use, deliver, or sell, possess with intent to deliver or sell, or manufacture with intent to deliver or sell, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to manufacture a controlled substance Felony 1 year and 1 day - 10 years $ 15,000
Subsequent violation of delivery or sale Felony 1 year and 1 day - 10 years $ 15,000
Delivery or sale to a minor Felony 2 - 20 years $ 30,000
Miscellaneous
A marijuana conviction will result in a 6 month driver's license suspension.
Carly's Law is an affirmative and complete defense for the parent or caretaker of an individual who has a prescription for the possession and use of cannabidiol (CBD).

Details

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Medical CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC for any "medical condition" for which a physician recommends it.

Tax Stamps

This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction.