Under the new regulations, enacted as of April 17, 2019, Georgia opened its doors for medical marijuana businesses. The regulations of this measure will allow up to six (6) private growers to cultivate medical cannabis preparations, along with two (2) designated universities. Patients will be allowed to obtain low-THC oil from licensed dispensaries or specially licensed pharmacies.
A seven-member Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will be appointed to license and regulate medical cannabis producers, while The State Board of Pharmacy will develop a dispensing license for a pharmacy to dispense low-THC oil to patients (should any pharmacies elect to participate).
The Commission and the Board of Pharmacy will jointly adopt rules for dispensing low-THC oil from both pharmacies and retail dispensaries.
As of right now, the state has yet to establish an application process and the law does not specify when the licensing applications need to be made available for medical marijuana businesses. So you cannot apply for a medical business license right now, however, there’s a lot to do to prepare - see below for details.
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To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should:
The state will allow potential business owners to open a production facility in Georgia. The following types of producers licenses will be available:
The fees associated with the applications are:
Here are the steps to guide you in setting up a production facility in Georgia.
Same with Grow Facility steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with growers to provide your products to patients.