Is CBD legal in Georgia
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Since May 2019 it’s legal to purchase CBD products containing no more than 0.3% THC. However, it is prohibited to sell CBD in food, drink, animal feed or dietary supplements. 

Is CBD legal in Georgia

States with similar laws regarding the consumption of CBD include Louisiana and Michigan.

Georgia has had a restricted medical marijuana program in place since 2015. Qualifying patients can access CBD should not contain more than 5% THC.

How did CBD become legal in Georgia?

Until as recently as May 2019, CBD products with 0% THC were the only legal form of CBD in Georgia. However, The Georgia Hemp Farming Act (HB 213), permitted the in-state production, processing, and sale of hemp and hemp products, aligning with the federal definition of CBD. This resulted in Georgians being able to legally buy CBD products containing no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight. In term of consumption, however, there are more specific rules which should be followed.

 The Georgia Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for the state’s industrial hemp program, has released a declaration prohibiting the sale of CBD in food, drink, animal products and dietary supplements.  This declaration is similar to the that is in place in the state of California

Is Cannabis legal in Georgia?

Recreational use of cannabis is illegal in Georgia. The state treats low THC-Oil the same ways they handle medical marijuana. They require a full registration process that grants the patient a special ID.

How old do I need to be to consumePossession limit for flowerPossession limits of concentrates
N/A      Recreational      18+    MedicalNot knownN/A  Recreational                     20oz Medical

Qualifying conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice care patients
  • Intractable pain
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Seizures
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome

Are there any penalties for using Cannabis in Georgia?

Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a felony in Georgia, punishable by one to 10 years in prison. CBD is not affected by this rule.

Conclusion:

Hemp-derived CBD is legal in Georgia. Medical marijuana is also legal for qualified patients. However, recreational use of cannabis is strictly prohibited in Georgia and can lead to high penalties. 

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