Georgia (GA) Medical Marijuana Laws

House Bill 1, also known as the “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” was signed into law in April 2015 and took effect immediately. Georgia’s very limited medical marijuana law permits eligible patients to possess cannabis oil with a low percentage of THC (the compound that produces the “high” of marijuana). However, the state has not approved the cultivation or production of marijuana and its derivatives.

  • Illnesses: Cancer; Chron’s disease; Lou Gehrig’s disease; mitochondrial disease; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson’s disease; seizure disorders; sickle cell disease
  • Possession: Eligible patients with a doctor’s approval may possess up to 20 ounces of low-THC cannabis oil
  • Cultivation: Not allowed
  • Dispensaries: None (as of May 2015, it is not clear how patients are expected to obtain cannabis oil)
  • Caregivers: No statutory guidance