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About the AMCA

The Association promotes safe, affordable, and accessible medical cannabis for Alabama patients by supporting the growth of a responsible and safely regulated business environment for its members. AMCA is dedicated to:


Ensuring our members are committed to making this essential medical product accessible to the people of Alabama who need it.

Improving the production of medical cannabis in Alabama by working for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for the medical cannabis industry in the State of Alabama.

Providing our members continuing educational opportunities designed to enhance their effectiveness in pursuing the goals of the Association.


Supporting legislation to enhance the safe and efficient production of medical cannabis in Alabama.


Promoting and Preserving the trust and confidence of the people of Alabama in the medical cannabis industry.

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AMCA Deputy Director


A native of Dothan, Alabama, Alva Lambert has been involved in government and politics in his home state for nearly 40 years. He holds degrees from The University of Alabama, Auburn University of Montgomery and The Jones School of Law.

Alva has served in state government in various and diverse capacities, including working for The State House of Representatives, serving as a Deputy District Attorney while he worked for The Office of The Montgomery County District Attorney, and as Executive Assistant to the Governor.

In 1997, Lambert was appointed as Executive Director of The State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) where he remained for 21 years until his retirement from state government in late 2018.

After leaving SHPDA, Lambert was named Director of Business Development for Alabama for Bernhard Energy. He is glad to be back in the healthcare field, especially as it pertains to helping patients receive new and better courses of care via Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Association.
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