Yo, what’s good? My name is Dan and I’m here to break down the rules and regulations surrounding CBD oil in Georgia. Now, traditionally, Georgia ain’t the best place to live if you’re into weed. They’re pretty strict about that stuff. But, there have been some changes in recent years that I wanna tell y’all about.
First of all, Georgia passed the Haleigh’s Hope Act back in 2015. This allows peeps with medical conditions like cancer, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease to use cannabis oil. But, and here’s the catch, it can only contain up to 5% THC. Plus, you need a valid patient ID card to use it legally.
And listen up, because this is important: the legislation doesn’t actually use the term “CBD oil.” Instead, they call it “low-THC” cannabis oil. It’s defined as any oil containing “no more than 5% THC, and an amount of cannabidiol (CBD) that is equal to or greater than the THC content.” So, if you wanna use this stuff legally in Georgia, you gotta have a valid patient ID card and be diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions:
– ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
– Multiple sclerosis (MS)
– Crohn’s disease
– Mitochondrial disease
– Parkinson’s disease
– Sickle cell disease
– Tourette’s syndrome
– Autism spectrum disorder
– Epidermolysis bullosa (a rare skin condition)
– Alzheimer’s disease
– Peripheral neuropathy
– Patients in hospices
– Intractable pain
You gotta meet with a physician and both you and the doc must sign a waiver form. Then they complete the physician certification form and submit the docs to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Now, here’s the good news: CBD oil is legal in Georgia as long as it complies with the federal 2018 Farm Bill. That means it can’t contain more than 0.3% THC. Plus, in May 2021, Governor Kemp signed SB 195 into law, which allows for the establishment of up to 30 new state-licensed sellers of high CBD/low THC oil to qualified patients.
But, be careful, because there are still some restrictions. Only people aged 18+ can register as low-THC oil patients. Minors gotta have a parent or legal guardian apply on their behalf. And, being caught in possession of up to an ounce of weed is a misdemeanor that could land you in jail for up to one year. Possession of more than an ounce is a felony that could result in up to 10 years in jail.
If you wanna buy CBD hemp oil online, that’s totally cool. Just make sure it contains no more than 0.3% THC. And, if you’re looking to grow hemp in Georgia, you gotta apply for a processor permit and a Georgia Hemp Grower License. The whole process involves paying some fees and jumping through some hoops, so make sure you do your research before you start planting.
So, there you have it. The skinny on CBD oil in Georgia. It’s legal as long as it follows the rules and regulations set forth by the state and federal governments. Just make sure you always stay within the guidelines to avoid any legal troubles. Peace out!