Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia

Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia

Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia

Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia

Georgia is Not Yet an In-Practice Marijuana State

There are currently no licensed Dispensaries in Georgia.

Botanical Sciences and Trulieve Georgia have been awarded licenses.

Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia

Because Georgia’s medical marijuana law only provides protection from prosecution if a qualified patient possesses a legal amount of oil, there is no provision in Georgia law that suggests how a patient might actually obtain medical marijuana. In summary: Georgia’s medical marijuana law does not legalize the production or sale of marijuana, it simply decriminalizes its possession by certain qualified individuals.

In order to qualify for exemption from prosecution for possessing medical marijuana oil in Georgia the following conditions must be met:
  • The person possessing the oil must be registered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and must have a registration card on their person when possessing said oil.
  • If the patient is under 18 years of age then the parent or guardian must possess a card designating them as the patient’s caregiver.
  • The medical marijuana oil must contain no more than 5% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and it must contain an amount of CBD (cannabidiol) that is at least equal to the amount of THC.
  • The low THC oil must be in a pharmaceutical container, and the label must clearly state the percentage of THC contained therein.
  • The patient may possess no more than 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil.

How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

In order to qualify for exemption from prosecution for possession of marijuana oil in Georgia the patient must suffer from one of these qualifying illnesses:

  1. Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
  2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  3. Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
  4. Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  5. Crohn’s disease
  6. Mitochondrial disease
  7. Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is sever or end stage
  8. Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  9. Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
  10. Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
  11. Epidermolysis bullosa
  12. Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end stage
  13. AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end stage
  14. Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end stage
  15. Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
  16. Intractable pain
  17. Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can recommend medical marijuana oil in Georgia?
Only a physician with whom the patient has a doctor-patient relationship may recommend marijuana oil, and only when it is the physician treating the patient for the qualifying condition. Where will I get marijuana oil from once I have received my certification?
Georgia law does not address where patients will obtain their medicine from, it only exempts them from prosecution if they are found to be in possession. Most patients order their medicine from a reputable producer in a state where the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes is legal. It is very important to order only from producers who have their product tested and properly labeled. What if I get caught with low THC oil but I am not a registered patient?
Possession of 20 fluid ounces or less is considered a misdemeanor and over 20 fluid ounces is a felony. It is unknown if law enforcement would be interested enough in low THC oil in order to prosecute someone for possessing a small amount, but of the hundreds (perhaps even more) Georgians that already use low THC cannabis oil there has not yet been a reported prosecution for possession of a small amount, which has already been classified by the federal government as something not worth worrying about.

Marijuana Dispensaries in Georgia will be listed if they become available.

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