Georgia Legal Information
In 2015, the Georgia legislature passed HB 1, (Haleigh's Hope Act) which created a patient ID card registry and established a list of eight qualifying conditions so that patients may legally possess and use low-THC medical cannabis products. The law places a 5% cap on THC and requires that products have at least 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC. The law does not allow for in-state production or access, but did create the Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission, which was tasked with investigating other state programs in order to come up with a legislative proposal.
In December 2015, the Commission voted against in state production of medical cannabis.
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Georgia passed Haleigh's Hope Act, though they have not approved Rules and Regulations yet.
Patients and their caregivers are permitted to legally use and have CBD oil. Though the law does not provide any in-state dispensaries.
Georgia is still in the process of drafting rules and regulations for the regulation of medical cannabis. Georgia residents are encouraged to submit input to the commission as it considers recommendations.
Unfortunately, patients, caregivers, and providers are still vulnerable to federal and state arrests, prosecutions, and incarceration. They also suffer pervasive discrimination in employment, child custody, housing, public accommodation, education and medical care.