Georgia House Bill 1 (HB 1) (Haleigh’s Hope Act), which was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2015, created the Low THC Oil registry program. Patients and families (in case of children) who register with the state can possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil. The intent of the law is to protect qualified patients and families (in case of children) from criminal prosecution for possessing low (<5%) THC oil.
To obtain medical marijuana in Georgia, you must apply for Low THC Registry card. To get this card, the physician who is treating the patient submits the two forms, waiver form (patient and physician sign) and physician certification form.
A representative from Department of Public Health’s Vital Records will contact the patient to determine closest of the 18 select Public Health Offices across state to pick up card.
The fee is $25 per card. The fee is due when card is picked up.
The card is valid for two years from the date card is issued.
At this time, medical cannabis cannot be grown or distributed in Georgia. Low THC oil must be purchased out of state, which is challenging due to federal law. Federally, marijuana remains a Category I controlled substance.
For more information, visit the State of Georgia's Department of Public Health Low THC Oil Registry Page.