Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil” which is derived from the marijuana plant.
Qualified persons must have a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health to prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.
Those eligible for the card include:
- Adults who have one or more of the diseases specified by law
- Legal guardians of an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law
- Parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law
Conditions or diseases covered by law that qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry Card Include:
- 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
- Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age
Applying for the Low THC Registry Card
Your physician will send in the necessary documentation for the card. There are two forms.
The first form is a waiver which is signed by both you and your physician. The last form is a
physician certification form.
Once you are deemed qualified by the Georgia Department of Public Health you will be notified
when your card has been printed and you can select which of the 20 Public Health Offices
across the state to conveniently pick up your card.
The cost of the card is $25 and is valid for 2 years.