No medical cannabis dispensaries yet planned for Huntsville, officials say –

None of the nine companies awarded a license to sell medical cannabis products has attempted to locate one in Huntsville, city communications director Kelly Schrimsher said.

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission on Monday awarded licenses to nine companies that will be able to operate up to 37 dispensaries. Products are expected to be available late this year or early next year.

Huntsville is one of about 55 cities that have adopted ordinances or resolutions to allow medical cannabis dispensaries.

But for now, none are planned in the state’s most populous city. Schrimsher said the city’s zoning process required interested parties to apply to the city. None of the companies that did so were awarded licenses by the AMCC, Schrimsher said. A total of 56 companies applied for either a dispensary license or an integrated license that would have allowed them to operate dispensaries.

Three of the nine companies chosen by the AMCC showed their proposed dispensary sites on their applications. The other six had the sites redacted.

The applications not redacted show two Birmingham sites, as well as dispensaries in Mobile, Montgomery, Dothan, Gadsden, Loxley, Foley, Demopolis, Monroeville, and Owens Cross Roads, which is about 15 miles south of Huntsville.

Birmingham and Mobile officials also

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