About Georgia Medical Marijuana Program:
Georgia now has a medical marijuana program under way. Currently it only allows for low THC medicines however it is a start, especially in the south which has not gotten on board yet with this medicinal overhaul.
Georgia Legal Low THC Oil Information For General Public
What does the new law allow?
Georgia’s new medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant. It authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons, which will prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.
How does the new law compare to laws in other states which have adopted medical marijuana?
Georgia’s law is much more limited than some other states’ medical marijuana laws. For example, it does not legalize the sale or possession of marijuana in leaf form, and it does not authorize retail stores to sell marijuana or products made from the marijuana plant. It does not authorize physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical use. It is intended solely to protect qualified persons from criminal prosecution for possessing low THC oil for medicinal purposes.
Who is eligible for the new “Low THC Oil Registry Card”?
There are three categories of persons who may apply for the card:
(1) an adult who has one or more of the eight diseases specified in the new law, and who has been a resident of Georgia for at least one year;
(2) legal guardians of an adult who has one of the eight diseases specified in the new law, and who has been a resident of Georgia for at least one year; and
(3) parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the eight diseases specified in the new law, and has been a resident for at least one year or was born in Georgia and is under one year of age.