Members of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) will re-award licenses at their next meeting on Thursday. Montgomery Circuit Court Judge James Anderson allowed the AMCC on Monday to continue with its plans to award business licenses to cannabis companies this week despite requests from a couple of businesses to issue a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order to halt the process.

William Webster, an attorney for the AMCC, said at a hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday that the commission still plans to meet later this week. "We're still having a meeting on the 10th. All of the information that was supposed to have been provided has now been provided to the commission, and all that has been disseminated to each one of them so that they're aware of all of that prior to meeting on the 10th," Webster said.

An agenda for the AMCC meeting states they'll be meeting to discuss the awarding and denial of license applications. Licenses were previously awarded by the commission in June. Shortly after the licenses were announced, the commission put a stay on proceedings due to discoveries by commission staff of "potential inconsistencies in the tabulation of scoring data." The commission also suspended the issuance of previously awarded licenses. Multiple cannabis companies, including Alabama Always, that didn't receive licenses from the commission in June, are currently suing AMCC.

The annual license fees range from $30,000 to $50,000, depending on the type.

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