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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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Physician who is treating the patient submits waiver form (patient and physician sign) and physician certification form to Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission
Once qualified, patient must pick up their Low THC Registry Card. i
Patient may now shop at a dispensary.
i Patient picks up their card from one of 20 registries.
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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- Severe or end-stage ALS
- Severe or end-stage Multiple Sclerosis
- Severe or end-stage Parkinson’s Disease
- Severe or end-stage sickle cell disease
- Severe or end-stage Alzheimer’s disease
- Severe or end-stage peripheral neuropathy
- Severe or end-stage AIDS
- Epilepsy / Seizure Disorders
- Crohn’s Disease
- Mitochondrial Disease
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Severe Tourettes syndrome
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Patient in hospice
- Intractable pain
- PTSD (18 + only)
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Frequently Asked Questions
You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a MMJ card for yourself in Georgia.You may qualify for medical cannabis if you have a qualifying condition and have a designated caregiver if you are under 18. Caregiversmust be aged 21 or over.
The cost of the application form and card is $25, payable to the state. This is separate from the cost of the physician’s consultation, which is $200, subject to change.
You will need a Georgia state driver’s licence or another form of photographic ID produced by the state of Georgia (e.g. State ID card). Military ID cards and passports are also acceptable.
Proof of residency, such as rental or mortagage lease/agreement, correspondance with a state department, vehicle insurance, utility bill (not cell phones) dated within the last two months or voter registration forms.
Proof of condition – medical records, progress notes, proof of surgery/treatment, list of medication.
Georgia is rather restrictive with regards to what products they are allowed to sell in dispensaries. Only cannabis oil (tincture) is available, and it can contain a maximum of 5% THC. Patients or their Caregivers may possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil.
If you are in need of a medical cannabis card for a minor or are an adult’s legal caregiver/guardian, you may qualify for a Georgia Low THC Registry Card and access cannabis on their behalf. The process of becoming a Caregiver in Georgia is similar to theprocess for a patient, except the caregiver must be aged 21 or over. This means that the caregiver will also need to provide the physician and the Ministry of Health of Georgia proof of identity and residency, and will need to pick up both their own and the patient’s card. This also costs $25.
Yes. Senate Bill 16 exempts any person who has “in his or her possession a registration card issued by another state that allows the same possession of low THC oil as provided by this state’s law.”
No. Cultivating cannabis is illegal in the state of Georgia, even for qualifying medical cannabis patients.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
Hospice care patients
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Severe or end-stage peripheral neuropathy
Sickle cell disease
Reduced levels of serotonin are associated with headaches/migraine – THC and CBD may increase serotonin.
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Low THC Oil – FAQ for General Public
What Citizens Need to Know about Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law
What does the law do?
Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant. It authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons, which will prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.
How does Georgia’s law compare to laws in other states which have adopted medical marijuana?
Georgia’s law is much more limited than some other states’ medical marijuana laws. For example, it does not legalize the sale or possession of marijuana in leaf form and it does not authorize the production or sale of food products infused with low THC oil or the ingestion of low THC oil through vapor. It does not authorize physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical use. It is intended solely to protect qualified persons from criminal prosecution for possessing low THC oil for medicinal purposes.
Who is eligible for the “Low THC Oil Registry Card”?
There are three categories of persons who may apply for the card:
- an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;
- legal guardians of an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;
- parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law.
What conditions or diseases are covered by the law?
The law lists the following conditions and diseases which qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry:
- Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is sever or end stage
- Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
- Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end stage
- AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end stage
- Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end stage
- Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age
What if more than one person is caring for the child or adult?
If there is more than one parent or legal guardian, then each may apply for a separate card.
How do I apply for the Low THC Registry Card?
The application is actually sent in by the physician who is treating the patient. There are two forms. First, there is a waiver form which must be signed by both the applicant and the physician. Second, there is a physician
certification form. The physician will keep the original waiver and certification form in the patient’s medical records. You may request a copy. The physician will electronically submit the information from these forms to the Georgia Department of Public Health, which will review the information and create a Low THC Oil Registry Card for qualified applicants.
Where will I get my Low THC Registry Card? Will it be mailed to me?
You will be notified when your card has been printed. A representative from DPH’s Office of Vital Records will contact you to establish which of 20 Public Health Offices across the state is most convenient for you to pick up your card. A representative from the Public Health Office selected will notify you when your card is available for pick-up.
How much does the card cost? How do I pay for it?
The fee for a Low THC Registry Card is $25 per new card, which is the standard fee used by the Office of Vital Records. You will be asked to pay for your card when you pick it up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them.
How long is the card valid?
The card will be valid for two years from the date it is issued. The expiration date will be printed on the front of the card. After that time, you will need to again consult with your physician and request that they update and confirm your information into the registry. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them to the address you list as your residence in the registry.
What happens if I lose my card?
If you lose your card, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702 option 4. If your card has not expired, your physician will be contacted to confirm you are still under their care. Once confirmed, a replacement card will be provided to you. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up at your closest Public Health Office. Replacement cards will cost $25.
The information on my card is wrong or outdated. How do I correct it?
If the information on your card is wrong or outdated, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702 option 4. Vital Records will verify the information provided by your physician on your order. If the information on the order is incorrect, you will need to contact your physician and ask that they update the information. At that time a new card will be issued.
Can I alter or laminate my card?
Cards can be laminated; however, a card is void if any changes are made to it.
Where can I buy low THC oil?
Under House Bill 324, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, which is administratively assigned to the Secretary of State’s Office, will oversee the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health does not prescribe or dispense low THC oil.
Is marijuana now legal? Where can I buy it?
No. The law only authorizes the legal possession of up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil by qualified persons. It does not make the sale or possession of all types of marijuana legal in Georgia. Possession of any form of marijuana by an unauthorized person is and remains a violation of state and federal law.
Can I now sell medical marijuana?
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will issue a limited number of licenses for the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia. It is a violation of state and fedral law for unauthorized persons to sell any form of marijuana.
What Citizens Need to Know about Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law What does the law do? Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant. It authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons, which will prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.