In order to qualify for exemption from prosecution for possession of marijuana oil in Georgia the patient must suffer from one of these qualifying illnesses:
- Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and vomiting.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), 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 severe or end stage.
- Sickle Cell Disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage.
Georgia Medical Marijuana Rules
In order to qualify for exemption from prosecution for possessing medical marijuana oil in Georgia the following conditions must be met:
- The person possessing the oil must be registered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and must have a registration card on their person when possessing said oil.
- If the patient is under 18 years of age then the parent or guardian must possess a card designating them as the patient’s caregiver.
- The medical marijuana oil must contain no more than 5% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and it must contain an amount of CBD (cannabidiol) that is at least equal to the amount of THC.
- The low THC oil must be in a pharmaceutical container, and the label must clearly state the percentage of THC contained therein.
- The patient may possess no more than 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil.