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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Georgia is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps to obtain your medical cannabis card.
  1. 1

    Book an Appointment With Leafwell

    Speak to a Leafwell healthcare provider to get approved for a Georgia medical card.

    During your appointment, the healthcare provider will ask questions based on your medical history to determine if medical marijuana is a good choice for you.

    The consultation costs $99. You’ll get your money back if you’re not approved.

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    Get Approved for Medical Marijuana

    If approved, you and the provider must sign a waiver. You must sign the waiver in the presence of a notary and email it back to Leafwell (you may use an online notary service).

    Your provider will then send your information to the Georgia Low THC Oil Registry.

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    Connect With the State of Georgia

    The Georgia Low THC Oil Unit will process your application within seven to 10 business days and contact you if additional documentation is required.

  4. 4

    Pick Up Your Medical Marijuana Card

    You’ll receive a call within 2-3 weeks when your MMJ card is ready to be picked up.

    You must then arrange a time to pick up your card at one of the state of Georgia’s 18 public health offices and pay the $25 state fee.

    Georgia medical marijuana cards are valid for two years.

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Georgia residents at least 18 years old with a qualifying condition may be eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card.

    First, they must register for a consultation with a Georgia-licensed medical marijuana doctor and get approved.

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    Caregiver

    Georgia defines a caregiver as a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of an individual under 18 or the legal guardian of an adult.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. Minors may be eligible for a medical card in Georgia.

    According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, parents or legal guardians of a minor patient diagnosed with a qualifying condition may apply for a low-THC Oil Registry card.

    Each parent or legal guardian may apply for a separate cannabis oil identification card.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Georgia MMJ card:

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    Medical Records

    During your onboarding with Leafwell, you will need to upload medical records supporting your qualifying condition(s).

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, you will receive your certificate and a waiver via email. You must sign the waiver in the presence of a notary (you may use an online notary service) and send the notarized waiver back to Leafwell via email. Then, the state will process your approval within 7-10 business days and contact you if additional documentation is needed.

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    Proof of Identity

    You must have a Georgia-issued driver’s license or Georgia state identification card. No other forms of identification are accepted by the state system at this time.

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Cost Information

Save more with Leafwell and get your money back if you’re not approved.

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Medical marijuana certificate$99$99$200
State application fee$25$25$25
Total$124$124$225
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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification with Leafwell! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Georgia medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in.

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need
    • A valid photo ID
    • $25 for state fees
  • Complete Application:  After emailing your notarized waiver back to Leafwell, your physician will electronically submit your application to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The state will contact you within 7-10 business days if additional documentation is needed to process your application.
  • Receive Call: If approved, you will receive a call within 2-3 weeks when your medical card is available for pickup from one of Georgia’s public health offices.
  • Start Shopping:  Arrange a time to pick up your card and pay the $25 state card fee. Your new medical marijuana card is valid for two years.
How to Renew Your Card

Need to renew your Georgia medical marijuana card? Here’s everything you need to know.

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient here if you’re new to Leafwell. Then, speak to a Georgia-licensed physician online.
  2. Get approved and receive a certificate and waiver via email.
  3. Get the waiver notarized (you can use an online notary service) and send a copy of the notarized waiver back to Leafwell via email.
  4. The state will contact you within 7-10 days if additional documentation is required to process your application.
  5. You will receive a call within 2-3 weeks when your medical card is available for pickup from the arranged county public health office.
Legal Topics

Here are some important Georgia medical marijuana laws to know:

  • Medical cannabis in Georgia is limited to select low-THC products containing no more than 5% THC.
  • Recreational cannabis is not legal in Georgia.
  • Growing marijuana is illegal, even for medical cardholders.
Caregivers

Georgia defines a caregiver as a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of an individual under 18 or the legal guardian of an adult.

To serve as a medical marijuana patient’s caregiver in Georgia, you’ll need to provide the following information to the patient’s certifying physician:

    • Full name
    • Current address and phone number
    • Email address

Caregivers must pay a nonrefundable $25 fee when picking up their card from the public health office.

Reciprocity

Georgia does not have reciprocity with other states. However, according to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, Georgia recognizes out-of-state medical patients who have been in the state for fewer than 45 days and possess a valid registration card issued by another state that allows the same possession of low THC oil.

The following states and territories recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

The following states have legalized recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older but do not accept out-of-state cards:

FAQs

How much does a Georgia Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Georgia medical marijuana card costs $99 and includes a 2-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation.

Patients will also pay a separate $25 card fee when picking up their Low THC Oil Registry Card from the county public health office.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $99 Initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $99 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $25 State card fee*

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Georgia?

In Georgia, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Georgia online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Georgia medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Georgia-licensed physician online. Consultations cost $99 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved and receive your certificate and waiver via email. You must sign the waiver in the presence of a notary.
  3. Send a copy of the notarized waiver back to Leafwell via email: documents@secure.leafwell.com.
  4. The state will process your approval within 7-10 business days and reach out if additional documentation is required.
  5. You will receive a call when your card is available for pickup from an arranged public health office. This may take up to 2-3 weeks.
  6. Pick up your state-issued medical card, pay the $25 fee, and legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Georgia?
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Georgia?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Georgia can have a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Legal guardian(s) of an adult with one or more qualifying conditions specified in the law.
  • Parents or legal guardians of a minor child with one or more qualifying conditions specified in the law.
    • If there is more than one parent or legal guardian, each may apply for a separate card.
  • A patient may have a maximum of two caregivers and each will receive a Low THC Oil Registration Card.
  • $25 nonrefundable fee.

Here’s how the caregiver process works:

  1. After approval, the Leafwell physician will enter the patient’s and caregiver’s information into the Georgia Low THC Oil Registry.
  2. A Low THC Registry Card will be issued to the patient and caregiver and sent to the closest county Public Health Office for pickup.
  3. The patient and caregiver will be notified when the cards are ready for pickup (within 2-3 weeks) and pay $25 for each Low THC Registry Card.

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How do I apply for the state program in Georgia?

Getting Your Georgia Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Once approved, you will receive an email with your physician’s certificate and the Low THC Oil waiver.
  2. You must sign the waiver (not the certificate) in the presence of a notary. You can also use an online notary service:
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    2. Notarize
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  3. Send a copy of the notarized waiver back to Leafwell via email: documents@secure.leafwell.com.
  4. The Leafwell physician will submit your application to Georgia’s Low THC program on your behalf.
    1. Your application will be processed within 7-10 business days.
    2. If additional documentation is required to process your application, state staff will contact you directly.
  5. You will receive a call when your card is ready for pickup, typically 2-3 weeks after your physician enters you into the registry,
  6. Pay the $25 fee and pick up your card from the closest of the 18 Public Health offices that distribute Low THC Oil Cards.

You can check the status of your Low THC Oil Card here.