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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Georgia

In Georgia, the physician, rather than the patient, applies for the card.  This will involve your doctor filling out two forms. The first form is a waiver, which both the patient and the physician must sign. The second form is called a "physician certification form." 

Your doctor will keep the original certification form and waiver, and will send copies of the forms electronically to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The department then reviews the application and issues the card if the patient is qualified.

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Fill out a short, online confidential form which we'll send to one of NuggMD's available doctors for review.
  • Step One: Make an appointment with your doctor.
  • Step Two: Get your physician certification form
  • Step Three: Have your doctor send this form to the Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Step Four: Pay the $25 fee
  • Step Five: Wait for the Department to review your application

If you're approved, you'll be notified within 15 business days that the card is ready for pickup from one of the public health offices in your area.

About Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Georgia always took a very hard line against cannabis in the past. They even went so far as to allow the DEA to damage Chattahoochee National Forest with paraquat in an attempt to stop guerilla cultivation. The citizens of the state managed to get a restraining order against further spraying, but not before some areas had already been thoroughly doused with the poison.

Oddly, Georgia has had a medical marijuana law on the books for glaucoma and cancer patients since 1980. Mona Taft's bill passed the state Senate and House with an overwhelming majority, but the program never supplied a single patient with the medicine. 

A 2015 bill approved low THC oil, but state patients are still waiting for the supply chain to begin providing patients. House Bill 324 was passed in 2019 to clear the way for in state cultivation. Incidentally, many cities in the state have decriminalized possession, including Atlanta, Savannah, Clarkston, South Fulton, Forest Park, Kingsland, Statesboro, Macon-Bibb County and Chamblee.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in Georgia

What types of medical marijuana products does Georgia's MMJ law allow?

Georgia's law is very limited. It does not allow the sale of flower or the production and sale of infused food products. The law also doesn't allow use of vape pens or other inhalation methods. The only thing allowed is low-THC oil containing up to 5% THC.

What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Georgia?

Here is the list in full:

  • End stage cancer
  • Wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment
  • Severe or end stage ALS
  • Seizure disorders caused by trauma-related head injuries or epilepsy
  • Severe or end stage multiple sclerosis
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Chron's disease
  • Severe or end stage Parkinson's
  • Severe Tourette's syndrome
  • Severe or end stage Sickle cell disease
  • Severe autism in patients under 18
  • Autism spectrum disorder in patients over 18
  • Severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Severe or end stage AIDS
  • Severe or end stage peripheral neuropathy
  • Inpatient or outpatient hospice patients
  • Patients with intractable pain
  • Patients over 18 with PTSD

Who can get a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” in Georgia?

Any adult with one of the qualifying conditions listed above or a parent or legal guardian of a child or adult who has a qualifying condition.

How much does Georgia's Low THC Oil Registry card cost?

The card costs $25. You'll pay for it when you pick it up at your Public Health Office.

How much is a replacement Low THC Oil Registry Card in Georgia?

Replacement cards cost $25 as well. If your card is lost, you should call the Office of Vital Records (404-679-4702) and select option 4. The office will call your physician to confirm that you still qualify and then send a replacement card to your local Public Health Office.

How does Georgia send me my mmj card?

Georgia's got a slightly different system than other states. They will call you when they've approved you and ask you which state office you would like to pick your card up at.

How long is the Georgia Low THC Oil Registry Card good for?

A Georgia Low THC Oil Registry card is good for two years from the date of issue.

Can I laminate my Georgia Low THC Oil Registry Card?

Yes, you can laminate it to make it last longer. Do not make any other alterations to the card.

Where can I buy cannabis oil in Georgia?

At the time of this writing, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission had not yet solidified its plans for cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of cannabis oil. You can check with their website here periodically for updates.

So is marijuana legal in Georgia now?

Although marijuana has been decriminalized in some cities, it's still a violation of the law to cultivate, manufacture or possess marijuana in Georgia. And it is definitely illegal to sell it without a state license.

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