Medical Cannabis / Marijuana Laws in Georgia
- 1980 – In February 1980, a 50-0 Senate vote and a 156-8 House vote passed Mona Taft’s bill supporting legal medical marijuana in Georgia for people diagnosed with glaucoma and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
- 2015 – Haleigh’s Hope Act, HB1
– A measure to allow medical cannabis oil up to 5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) passed the Georgia House in February 2015.
– On April 16, 2015, the low-THC cannabis oil (rich in cannabidiol, or CBD) was legalized for medical use in the state under HB 1, the Haleigh’s Hope Act.
Telehealth for Online Medical Cannabis Consultations in Georgia
Telehealth is legal for medical cannabis consultations in Georgia. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis/Marijuana Patients in Georgia
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism (must be severe if patient is under 18)
- Cancer (end stage or when treatment produces related wasting illness or nausea and vomiting)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Intractable pain
- Mitochondrial Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seizure disorders (including those caused by epilepsy and head trauma)
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Terminal condition
- Tourette’s Syndrome
Medical Marijuana and Minors in Georgia
In Georgia, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:
1. Attend the appointment with the Leafwell physician, alongside the patient
2. If approved, our physician will submit your details as the caregiver to the registry
3. A caregiver application is $25, payable to the state, and you can be a caregiver to multiple people
Caregivers must be aged 21 or over.
There is no law as of yet specifying whether or not a child in Georgia can legally utilize medical cannabis on school grounds in some way. As in many other states, cannabis ingestion must be avoided within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zone. Cannabis use must also be kept away from federal land or buildings.
Cannabis Possession Limits in Georgia
No given medical cannabis possession limit. Low-THC CBD oil is legalized for medical use. Maximum THC content 5%.
Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Georgia
It is illegal to grow cannabis in the state of Georgia, even for medical cannabis patients.
Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws in Georgia
Anyone who uses marijuana or a derivative thereof is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. This is the case in Georgia as well.
Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws in Georgia
Employers are not required to allow or accommodate the use or possession of marijuana in the workplace. Employers may enforce a zero-tolerance drug policy and terminate employees for testing positive for marijuana, even for off-duty use. Georgia law contains no language protecting medical marijuana users from employment discrimination.
Local Cannabis Laws in Georgia
The following jurisdictions have decriminalized or lowered the penalties for non-medical cannabis possession:
- Atlanta City
- Savannah City
- South Fulton
- Forest Park
- Macon-Bibb County