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Alabama Cannabis Secure Transporter License 2022
The Alabama Secure Transporter License is one of the main licenses Alabama will issue, since the state legalized the medical cannabis industry in 2021, and the licensing process is due September 2022. In this post, we will explain what this license is about, how to apply for one, and the considerations of getting one.
If you’re looking for a new business opportunity in the Alabama cannabis industry, becoming a transporter might be the right call for you. The state legalized medical cannabis back in 2021, and the cannabis business licensing will start in September.
This will become the opportunity for applicants of the other licenses to consider also applying for a Secure Transporter License. And even if you are only interested in applying for this license, there are many businesses that rely on cannabis goods being transported from one place to another, so there’s always demand for reliable transport services.
In this article, we’ll discuss the licensing and insurance requirements for transport businesses in Alabama, as well as some tips on how to get started. Let’s get started!
What is a Secure Transporter License?
According to the Alabama medical marijuana laws, a Secure Transporter License authorizes the licensee to safely store and transport cannabis, marijuana, hemp, and cannabis-related goods.
The licensee can be either a freelance transporter or part of the staff of a cannabis business (e.g.: a cultivator licensee that needs to transport and deliver cannabis to a processor or dispensary).
How to become a secure transporter in Alabama
To become an Alabama cannabis secure transporter, the applicant needs to issue a series of documents and requirements to the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC). The basic requirements include:
Type of license (in this case, specify a Secure Transporter License)
Business email address
Business phone number
Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number
Have no prior felony convictions
Additionally, applicants must submit a series of mandatory content documents to the AMCC to verify the applicants comply with their regulations.
Specific requirements for a Secure Transporter License in Alabama
To become a cannabis secure transporter in the state of Alabama, the applicant must understand and comply with the following points from the AMCC:
The employee transporting medical cannabis must have a clean record. Specifically, the licensee’s criminal record must show he/she hasn’t been convicted for a controlled-substance misdemeanor or felony for at least five years.
Provide a route plan and manifest into the Alabama seed-to-sale tracking system, and keep a copy in the vehicle to be presented to law enforcement officers upon request.
Transport medical cannabis in one or more sealed containers that must not be accessible while in transit.
The transporting vehicle must not bear marking or other indication that it is carrying cannabis.
Understand the secure transporter is subject to administrative inspection by the federal, state, and municipality law enforcement bodies at any point during the transportation to ensure the licensees comply with the Alabama cannabis laws.
Interested in applying? The Cannabis Industry Lawyer team can guide you through your application process and provide you with the best business & legal services in the cannabis industry. Contact us and get our retainer services!