What Georgia Patients Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

What Patients Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Georgia

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Georgia’s new Medical Marijuana Law authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons for treatment of approved conditions. We are happy to have the green light to provide relief to Georgians. Read on to learn more.  

Who is eligible for Georgia’s Low THC Oil Registry Card?  

There are three categories of persons who may apply for the card:  

  1. an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;  
  2. legal guardians of an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;  
  3. parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law.  

If there is more than one parent or legal guardian, then each may apply for a separate card.  

What conditions or diseases are covered by the law?  

The law lists the following conditions and diseases which qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry:  

  • 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 the 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  
  • 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 
How Do I Apply for the Low THC Registry Card?  

Your application will actually be sent in by the treating physician. See details on the steps below.  

Step 1: Establish a Patient-Doctor relationship with a qualified doctor. Find one here: https://www.trulieve.com/how-to-get-medical-marijuana-card/georgia.  

Step 2: Your doctor will verify the condition and/or disease that qualifies for the Low THC Registry Card.    

Step 3: You and your doctor complete the required forms. The first is a waiver form which must be signed by both the applicant and the physician. The second is a physician certification form. These will both be saved in your medical records, which you may request.  

Step 4: Your doctor will electronically submit both forms to Georgia Department of Public Health, which will review the information and create a Low THC Oil Registry Card for qualified applicants.  

How Will I Receive My Low THC Registry Card?  

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 Public Health Offices across the state is most convenient for you to pick up your card. A representative from the Public Health Office selected will notify you when your card is available for pick-up.  

How Much Does the Card Cost?  

The fee for a Low THC Registry Card is $25 per new card, which you will be asked to pay when you pick your card up. Replacement of lost cards will cost $25.  

How Long Is the Card Valid?  

The card will be valid for two years from the date it is issued, and the expiration date will be printed on the front of the card. After that time, you will need to consult with your physician again to update your registry information.  

Where Can I Find a Doctor?  

Use our Find a Doctor tool to view a list of licensed medical marijuana physicians in Georgia. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to certify that you suffer from one of the medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana/low THC oil. 


Where Can I Buy Low THC Oil?  

Overseen by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, Trulieve is licensed for the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia. We are gearing up to open several dispensary locations across the state. You can check our site for a nearby location.  

Once you have an active Low THC Registry Card, visit a Trulieve near you or contact us and we will fill your order based on the medical cannabis recommendation from your doctor. 

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