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2017 Law Update - Low THC Oil

Posted by Sean A. Black | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Georgia continues to grapple with how to deal with making THC available for certain medical uses while not legalizing marijuana and THC in general.  

With the revision, a person with a registration card from the Department of Public Health may possess up to 20 ounces of low THC oil but the container must be a pharmaceutical container labeled by the manufacturer and the label must indicate the percentage of THC therein.

A person from another state having a similar registration card issued by their home state can also possess the same quantity under the same conditions but only if they are in the state less than 45 days.  The wording suggests that this is continuous days and would not be an aggregate over a certain time period.

Possession of low THC oil other than as described is a misdemeanor offense.

The list of conditions for which treatment with low THC oil is approved is expanded to include severe Tourette's syndrome, autism spectrum disorder (over 18) and severe autism spectrum disorder if under 18, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's disease (if severe or end stage), perpheral neuropathy (if severe or end stage).

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Sean A. Black

Sean A. Black is a 1992 graduate of the Emory University School of Law. He has been in private practice in Toccoa, Georgia since June 1, 1992.

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