Hospitality & Retail - 2019 -


What is your state’s law on the use of CBD oil in products to be sold to the public, i.e. cosmetics, etc.?

Alabama legalized cannabidiol (CBD) use in limited circumstances. In 2015, a comprehensive medical cannabis bill, the Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee but failed to reach the Senate floor.

Carly’s Law and Leni’s Law, enacted in 2014 and 2016, provide an affirmative defense for possession of CBD oil for people suffering from debilitating conditions. The University of Alabama Birmingham has exclusive authorization for the prescription and use of CBD in treatment of individuals with eligible conditions.

In 2016, Alabama enacted legislation permitting cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes.

Regarding privacy issues, has your state adopted its own version of GDPR or how is your state dealing with GDPR requirements?  What other privacy laws has your state adopted recently in response to concerns about the lack of protections for consumers?

N/A. There are no new laws addressing GDPR data privacy issues; data breach laws have been codified at Act No. 2018-396 (2018), as amended (2019).