- Medical Program
No limit Maximum THC content = 5%
4%Sales tax varies by municipalities
Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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Only medical cannabis is legal in Georgia.
Medical marijuana is available through Georgia’s medical program only.
Only low-THC oil and CBD oil is available.
Adult use is decriminalized in the cities of Atlanta, Clarkston, Forest Park, Savannah, South Fulton, Statesboro, unincorporated Fulton County, and Macon–Bibb County.
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.
Recreational cannabis is not legal in Georgia.
The Georgia law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
With Leafwell, you can get your Georgia Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:
Connect with a licensed physician online in minutes.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in Georgia and you can get certified for cannabis online.
There is no given medical cannabis possession limit for patients in Georgia. Low-THC CBD oil is legalized for medical use. Maximum THC content 5%.
It is illegal to grow cannabis in the state of Georgia, even for medical cannabis patients.
Georgia does not recognize other states’ medical marijuana cards.
We cannot say for sure whether or not a Georgia medical marijuana card will allow for in other states, due to its low-THC restrictions. Technically, there may be some allowances for Georgia patients in some other states with reciprocity.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
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.
Low THC is defined in Georgia as a product containing no more than 5% THC. Products will be available only in liquid form, and the use of non-organic pesticides is not allowed in the production of raw cannabis.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy, or another legally designated space to purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals or any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.