Apply for an Georgia Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Georgia medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in GA

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in GA through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a waiver form (signed by you and the doctor) and a physician certification form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

*Note that the doctor will electronically send these forms directly to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Georgia DPH will review the information.

3GET APPROVED

The Georgia DPH will review your information and create your Low THC Oil Registry Card. A representative from the Office of Vital Records will contact you. You will then choose which of the Public Health Offices across the state you would like to visit to pick up your card.

In Georgia, patients will need to renew their card every two years by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Georgia

Georgia HB1, also called Haleigh’s Hope Act, was enacted in the 2015-2016 legislative session, enabling Georgia locals to legally consume medical cannabis for certain qualifying conditions. Unlike other states, Georgia sets itself apart with the “Low THC Oil Registry Card,” allowing cardholders to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of the medicinal prescription if they have a qualifying condition certified by a physician. 

The Georgia Department of Health reports explicitly that the Peach State “law is much more limited than some other states’ medical marijuana laws.” It is. Georgia prohibits the purchase or possession of cannabis in flower form, nor does it allow edibles or vape pens. What the southeastern state has done is address decriminalizing the possession of cannabis, fining citizens rather than having them serve jail time. 

While Georgia continues to certify citizens to purchase low THC oil legally, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney asked Gov. Ralph Northam in August 2020 to legalize marijuana in the August 18th General Assembly, reports WRIC news. Like many states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, Georgia officials are beginning to push for full recreational use.

What are the qualifying conditions?

More than a dozen qualifying conditions make Georgia residents eligible to receive a THC-oil registry card. The state certifies patients who have:

Aside from having a qualifying condition, Georgia residents must also meet additional state requirements for a THC-oil registry card. Patients must be able to supply a current driver’s license or state identification card showing proof of residency. After approval for certification and a $25 registration fee, the Georgia Department of Public Health contacts registered cardholders, who must pick up their certification from one of 20 statewide offices.

Application Process in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health states that in order to legally possess low-THC cannabis oil, you must be on the national registry. There are two forms to be completed and sent in: one is a waiver to be signed by the applicant and the physician, and the other is a medical certification form to be filled out by a doctor. The doctor submits the form, and if the state approves, the Georgia DPH will notify the applicant that they can pay for a Low THC Oil Registry Card from a neighboring public health office for $25.

Becoming a Caregiver in Georgia

Like the patient, a caregiver must also consult with a physician and provide proof of residence to be able to register for a low THC-oil card with the Georgia DPH in order to purchase or possess the prescription for their loved one. The registration fee is $25 and the registration remains valid for two years after approval. DPH defines caregivers as the parent, guardian, or legal guardian of an individual under the age of 18 or an adult’s legal guardian. 

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Georgia law only allows the legal possession of up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC cannabis oil (high CBD) for residents who have a registered state card. According to the state, “It does not make the sale or possession of all types of marijuana legal in Georgia,” and sale or possession of other types of cannabis other than low THC oil remains a violation of state and federal regulations. Additionally, possession and cultivation of an entire plant is not permitted. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient, how do I go about getting a Georgia medical cannabis card?

It’s simple. Use the form at the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

The cost for the medical marijuana consultation with Veriheal is $199, with a full guarantee that if not approved, payment will be reimbursed immediately. Georgia charges a $25 registration fee separate from Veriheal, which keeps the card valid for two years.

No, Georgia does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal has set up shop in the Peach State to assist residents who wish to apply for a medical cannabis card to purchase low THC oil.

No, you cannot. Georgia only permits the sale of low THC oil with a 20 ounce possession limit per patient. If a medical cannabis card holder in the state is caught buying/using flowers, edibles, or a pen, they are not exempt from state or federal charges that come with using illegally.

While “chronic pain” is not listed under qualifying conditions, intractable pain is. So, yes, it is a qualifying condition.

Yes. You must continue to keep your medical cannabis license card valid by paying all required state fees after you are approved with the help of Veriheal. The Georgia registration fee is $25 every two years.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in the state of Georgia, an applicant must provide either a state driver’s license or identification card to show proof of residency.

That depends on the state you are visiting, which is why it is important to contact the region to find out their medical cannabis rules and regulations.

After you book an appointment to see one of Veriheal’s licensed medical marijuana doctors, who can certify you for cannabis treatment if you are approved, they will assist you with completing your application with the state for final approval.

Veriheal will help you make an appointment with a Georgia physician who can certify patients who are approved for a medical marijuana card.

Places to Visit in Georgia After Enjoying Your Medicine

Georgia has it all: coastal beaches, mountains, and miles of countryside. The southeastern state, known for pink, plump peaches, is home to the Savannah Historic District, Martin Luther King National Historic Site, Chattahoochee National Forest, Callaway Gardens, and Jekyll Island. Not to mention the city of Atlanta, which is one of America’s most notable culture-driven cities, filled with endless opportunities for a.m. and p.m. entertainment. The historic Civil Rights region is famous for its subtropical climate of hot summers and mild winters. With so much to do indoors and outdoors, Georgia is the perfect stomping ground for excitement statewide, so why not turn a trip to the dispensary into a day, or even weekend, of fun at some of Georgia’s best spots.

Atlanta

The Georgia State capital is the “Gate City of the New South” in all ways. The historic Civil Rights city boasts the Atlanta Beltline, a 22-mile railway loop around the city, a street art tour, botanical gardens, a famous aquarium, Fox Theatre, and Ponce City Market; not to mention the Center for Civil Rights. As for nightlife, Atlanta is home to one of the most vibrant music scenes, with top artists born and raised in this Georgia metropolis including Ludacris, the Black Crowes, TLC, T.I., Indigo Girls, Usher, John Mayer, Ciara, Sugarland, and the great Ray Charles. It's easy to get a groove on at some of the most famous music bars in the area, including Terminal West, a refurbished 1930's factory, and Variety Playhouse, a Little Five Points music staple.

Savannah Historic District

Precisely preserved, Civil War town gives off a southern Georgia feel like no other area. Whether walking the riverfront on a hot summer day or pursuing one of the historic districts during the rain, locals, and visitors of the city also enjoy a plethora of parks and squares adorned with an array of Georgia fauna and flora. There is no doubt this step back into the 1800's does not leave a lasting impression on all who walk within the unique square mile.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

There is no place like the birthplace and stomping grounds of the man who would change the face of Civil Rights. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is Atlanta’s most visited tourist attraction, with millions flocking to see where one of the most famous, if not the most notable, social activists started his world-changing 1960's journey in Georgia’s famous city. Walking through the “I Have a Dream,” World Peace Garden on site is an unforgettable stroll.

Data Last Updated 07/28/2021

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