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A reminder: Possession of “Medical Marijuana” is a crime under both Federal and Alabama law

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is subject to the concurrent criminal jurisdiction of both Federal and Alabama Law, which prohibits the possession, sale, and distribution of marijuana. Under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance. In Alabama, marijuana is also regulated as a Schedule I controlled substance. By definition, Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and dependency, with no recognized medical use or value. Any marijuana possession, cultivation, or use is a crime, subjecting a defendant to fines, prison time, or both. While at the CDP, possession of small amounts of marijuana, strictly for personal use, with or without a physician’s prescription is not a defense to arrest, conviction, and elimination from training at the CDP.