On one hand, Georgia is quite strict on its marijuana laws. If caught possessing an ounce or more of marijuana, you face a felony charge with penalties ranging anywhere from one to 10 years imprisonment. But with the right medical card, Georgia law also allows for possession of up to 20 fluid ounces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which derives from cannabis plants and can treat patients with certain conditions.
Currently, this medically prescribed form of THC is the closest to marijuana legalization in the state of Georgia. Though, Savannah has made strides toward decriminalization for marijuana possession. In fact, first-time possession offenders will receive a simple infraction as though they committed a traffic violation.
What conditions fall under the Georgia THC medical card?
To qualify for a Georgia TCH medical card, you must have one or more of the diseases or conditions specified by the state. Those diseases or conditions include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Severe Parkinson’s disease
- Severe multiple sclerosis
- Seizures caused by epilepsy or head trauma
- Severe autism if under 18 or autism if over 18
- Cancer, depending on symptoms and treatments
- Some instances of post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe Alzheimer’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- A condition that results in the patient being in a hospice program
There are, of course, other conditions and diseases that qualify under the recently implemented law. Consult a professional or see a Georgia government website for more information on eligibility and who may qualify for the THC card.