With Georgia finally joining the ranks of states with medical cannabis legislation on the books, their Department of Public Health has unveiled a new online registry on Tuesday which will let qualified patients to obtain a special identification card.
The card shows that the person is authorized to possess 20 fluid ounces of low THC/high CBD cannabis oil within the borders of Georgia. Theoretically, it should also protect individuals from arrest, though this has been circumvented, many times illegally and/or immorally, by authorities.
The process begins like this: a doctor will submit a form on behalf of the patient to the Department of Public Health of Georgia. There are currently 8 conditions listed that qualify: severe seizure disorder, mitochondrial disease, Crohn’s disease, and severe or end-stage cancer, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and sickle cell disease.
This new law is not clear on how individuals will obtain the oil…the only protections offered are for possession. More discussions are underway to make cannabis oil more accessible to Georgians.
These laws are not applicable to imported hemp food products, like the high CBD Hemp oils sold on this site.
For more information, please visit the official Low THC Registry page: http://dph.georgia.gov/low-thc-oil-registry.