SB 225: Alabama Pharmacies Can Now Sell Hemp-Derived CBD Products
PASSED January 23, 2020
The Alabama Board of Pharmacy issued a policy stating that pharmacies and pharmacists could not sell hemp-derived CBD that contains any THC. Other businesses could sell these products since they were not regulated by the Board of Pharmacy. The policy also conflicted with the Alabama Attorney General’s updated public notice that hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC may be “legally produced, sold, and possessed” in Alabama. The Attorney General did warn, however, that states can still restrict or regulate the production of industrial hemp.
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable called on Hemp Supporters to solidify the Attorney General’s guidance into an explicit regulation to protect the sale of these popular products that promote health and wellness among Alabama citizens. In June 2019, SB225 passed removing hemp from Alabama’s controlled-substances list and allowing pharmacies to carry CBD dietary supplements. Pharmacies in Alabama can now explicitly carry and sell hemp-derived CBD products.