How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Georgia [2020 Update]
GA – A marijuana card, or MMJ card is a state issued ID card. As a resident of the state, the complete guide on how to get a medical marijuana card in Georgia is as follows:
Step 1 – Qualify
A Patient may be entered into the Georgia Department of Public Health Low THC Oil Registry if they first:
Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition from a licensed doctor.
Qualifying Conditions for Legal Low THC Oil Medical Marijuana in Georgia
- Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is sever or end stage
- Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
- Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
- Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end stage
- AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end stage
- Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end stage
Additionally, anyone in a hospice program, regardless of diagnosis, will be allowed access to marijuana oil that’s low on THC, the chemical responsible for the marijuana high.
Below are examples of Qualified Conditions in other states that may qualify patients in GA when actual medical marijuana is approved.
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis C
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spinal cord injury or disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following:
- Elevated intraocular pressure
- Wasting syndrome
- Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms
- Moderate to severe chronic pain.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Once you have established a qualifying condition, there are three categories of persons who may apply for a GA MMJ card. A Patient may be entered into the Georgia Department of Health Low THC Registry if:
- An adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law, and who has been a resident of Georgia for at least one year;
- Legal guardians of an adult who has one of the diseases specified in the law, and who has been a resident of Georgia for at least one year; and
- Parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law, and has been a resident for at least one year or was born in Georgia and is under one year of age.
- The patient is diagnosed with a qualifying condition.
- The physician will electronically submit the patients information to the Georgia Department of Public Health, which will review the information and create a Low THC Oil Registry Card for qualified applicants.
Q&A Other Important Information about Georgia Marijuana Cards
What are the Georgia Medical Cannabis Card Costs?
- $25 – The fee for a Low THC Registry Card is $25 per new card, which is the standard fee used by the Office of Vital Records. You will be asked to pay for your card when you pick it up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them.
How Long Is a Georgia Marijuana Card Good?
- The GA MMJ Card is valid for 2 Years
My Georgia Medical Marijuana Card has Expired. How to Renew My Card?
- The card will be valid for two years from the date it is issued. The expiration date will be printed on the front of the card. After that time, you will need to again consult with your physician and request that they update and confirm your information into the registry. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them to the address you list as your residence in the registry.
Where will I get my Low THC Registry Card? Will it be mailed to me?
- You will be notified when your card has been printed. A representative from DPH’s Office of Vital Records will contact you to establish which of 20 select Public Health Offices across the state is most convenient for you to pick up your card. A representative from that Public Health Office will then notify you when your card is available for pick-up.
What happens if I lose my card?
- If you lose your card, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702. If your card has not expired, your physician will be contacted to confirm you are still under their care. Once confirmed, a replacement card will be provided to you. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up at your closest Public Health Office. Replacement cards will cost $25.
The information on my card is wrong or outdated. How do I correct it?
- If the information on your card is wrong or outdated, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702. Vital Records will verify the information provided by your physician on your order. If the information on the order is incorrect, you will need to contact your physician and ask that they update the information. At that time a new card will be issued.
Can I alter or laminate my card?
- You may laminate your card, so long as the security features are still visible. You may not alter it in any other way.
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GA Low THC Medical Marijuana Oil FAQ's
Frequently asked questions we receive regarding GA medical marijuana.
What is the difference between CBD & THC?
- Psychoactive Vs. Non-Psychoactive. THC creates a euphoric effect due to the way it connects to the bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. Cannabidiol, or CBD reacts differently and is used with patients that require or prefer non euphoric care.
Will CBD or Hemp oil get me high?
I see CBD Oils, Edibles, Creams, & Gummies for sale online, in commercials and signs at shops around town, is CBD Oil legal in Georgia?
- Hemp CBD oil which is derived from the hemp plant is legal throughout the United States. The cannabis derived low-THC high-CBD Medicines are only legal in states with an approved medical marijuana program.
Where can I get Hemp Based CBD products online?
Is CBD for Pets really a thing?
- Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.
Where can I get CBD for pets?
- You can find CBD for pets some pet stores, retail and at holistic shops.
- Buy CBD for pets online.
I Recently Read An Article That Recreational Weed Was Legal In Georgia, Is This True?
- No. Recreational Marijuana and Recreational Dispensaries Are NOT LEGAL in Georgia – The Article was Fake News.
Are THC Infused edibles allowed in GA?
- Marijuana edibles, or cannabis in any form is not legal in the state.
How Much Should I consume?
- We do not give medical advice. You should always consult with a licensed physician before using medical marijuana in any forms.