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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in GA

Step1: Book an appointment

When we're booking appointments in Georgia, you will 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.

Step 2: Consult with a Doctor

Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

Step 3: Get approved

Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Georgia, patients will need to re-certify their license annually 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.

Until we are active in Georgia, you can join the Veriheal tribe above to gain access to our large network of offerings that are presently available to you.

The Status
of Cannabis
Legalization
in Georgia

Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. There are 63 parks in Georgia, 48 of which are state parks and 15 that are historic sites, and numerous state wildlife preserves, under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The state has 151 general hospitals, over 15,000 doctors and almost 6,000 dentists. The state is ranked forty-first in the percentage of residents who engage in regular exercise.

Cannabis in Georgia is legal for limited medical uses in the form of CBD oil, but illegal for recreational use. On April 16, 2015, the non-psychoactive form of marijuana oil (cannabidiol oil or CBD oil) was legalized for medical use in the state under HB 1, the Haleigh’s Hope Act. The bill was immediately enacted after being signed by the Governor, Nathan Deal. The original bill allowed possession of the oil for eight qualifying medical conditions but did not provide for cultivation or distribution within the state. A May 2017 expansion under SB 16 added six more conditions. In 2018, HB 65 added intractable pain and PTSD.

The law allows cannabis oil to be used to treat disorders: cancer, Crohn’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders, and sickle cell disease. It allows both children and adults as being eligible for treatment and requires that the oil contain no more than 5 percent THC, but it remains illegal to buy, sell or transport it. THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. It also legalizes clinical trials sought by some senators to further study how the drug works.

Georgia’s medical marijuana law covers 16 conditions, including severe seizures, deadly cancer, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis. Patients who register with the state are protected from criminal prosecution for possessing up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil.

On April 17, Governor Brian Kemp alleviated some of medical marijuana’s legal purgatory by signing House Bill 324. The law makes it legal to produce and distribute low-THC oils in Georgia. It does this by allowing six private companies and two state universities—the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University—to grow marijuana and produce medical cannabis oil in Georgia. While it’s not clear where exactly these production facilities will be, the law says they cannot be within a 3,000-foot radius of a school or church, and dispensing licensees cannot be located within 1,000 feet of those places.

As for distribution, pharmacies will be allowed to sell low-THC oil if they’re licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy. This includes CVS, Walgreens, and the like. Private dispensaries—and production facilities—will have to be approved by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission.

What are the qualifying conditions?

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice care patients
  • Intractable pain
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe or end-stage peripheral neuropathy
  • Seizures
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome

How can I get approved?

You have to be on the statewide registry to legally possess low-THC cannabis oil. There are two forms that must be filled out and sent in: One’s a waiver that the applicant and a physician must sign, and the other is a physician certification form, which a doctor fills out. The doc submits the form, and if the state approves everything, the applicant will be notified that they can purchase a Low THC Oil Registry Card for $25 from a nearby public health office.

Becoming a Caregiver in Georgia

The process for becoming a caregiver is similar to that of becoming a patient, requiring registration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the DPH’s issuance of an identification card. Information on registration can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/low-thc-oil-registry.

Caretakers must obtain the medical marijuana I.D. card with the Georgia Department of health.  The law does not create a production or distribution system. Caregivers are defined as the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of an individual who is less than 18 years of age or the legal guardian of an adult.

As the current law in Georgia does not provide for legal cultivation or distribution of low-THC oil, one may not become a legal producer or distributor in Georgia.

Possession

Eligible patients may possess up to 20 ounces of low-THC (high-CBD) cannabis oil; possession of the whole plant is not allowed, nor is cultivation. Although low-TCH cannabis oil is legal in the state, it is not clear how it should be obtained.

Places to Visit in Georgia After Enjoying Your Medicine

From busy, cosmopolitan cities to a sandy, sun-splashed coastline and majestic mountains, Georgia offers a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Unmatched in its mountain scenery, undeterred by its tumultuous past, the nation of Georgia is now seriously on the up, attracting travelers from both Europe and Asia. You will see modern Atlanta with its urban skyline and the biggest aquarium in the world. Georgia’s first city, the historic Savannah, will charm you with historic beauty and magnificent architecture.

Savannah

From its quaint cobblestone streets shaded by old oaks covered in Spanish Moss and surrounded by magnificent antebellum Southern mansions to the white sand beaches on Tybee Island to art galleries and Civil War re-enactments, Savannah is thrilling for all ages and a treat for all the senses.

Take an old trolley to explore the beautiful old city in style, check out City Market for fun during the day as well as night, and explore Savannah River Street to see galleries, cafes and restaurants, and breathtaking views of the river. And whatever time of the year you visit, there will be some kind of festival to get everyone out on the streets, locals and visitors alike.

Atlanta

The capital of Georgia, Atlanta is vibrant, buzzing, modern, and very Southern at the same time. Both cosmopolitan and elegant, it has played a major role in the history of the country and is great fun to visit. History is a big part of what makes Atlanta what it is, so start your exploration at the Atlanta History Center.

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at his former home, today a National Historic Site. Visit the 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park and the adjoining Georgia Aquarium. You can also take the kids to the Six Flags White Water waterpark and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, visit the High Museum of Art, and explore the Margaret Mitchell house to see a beautiful example of Southern architecture and lifestyle. Take a stroll through the Atlanta Botanic Gardens on a hot day to cool off and enjoy the lush, verdant world of plants.

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island is the largest uninhabited barrier island in Georgia. It is rich in history and boasts ancient maritime forests, 17 miles of untouched beaches, wild horses, and curious tourists. Native American peoples originally inhabited the area, which eventually became a working plantation for a while and then the Carnegie family winter retreat. Cumberland Island is now a national seashore and congressionally designated wilderness.

Only 17.5 miles long, the island is36,415 acres, more than 16,850 of which are mudflats, marshes, and tidal creeks. The adventure starts on the ferry from St. Mary’s, the only way to get to the island, which offers a wonderful view of the diverse habitats. Rent a bike, book a tour with park rangers, or bring a pair of good hiking shoes, as the island is a wonderful place to explore. You can spot wild horses roaming freely, raccoons, wild boars, alligators, white-tailed deer, and many birds. Stop by the ruins of Carnegie Dungeness mansion, which was built in 1884 by Thomas Carnegie and burned in the 1950s.

Data last updated 05/14/2019