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If you are a patient with a qualifying health condition in Georgia, DocMJ can help you get started. Patients who experience difficult symptoms can explore medical cannabis as part of a doctor-supervised treatment plan.
After the passing of Haleigh’s Hope Act (Georgia House Bill 1) in 2015, medical cannabis is finally available for qualified patients. At DocMJ, our physicians are compassionate, friendly, and focused on helping you achieve your wellness goals with medical cannabis.
Thousands of patients across America trust DocMJ to help them on their journey to get a medical marijuana card. We support patients every step of the way and provide educational resources so that you can make an informed choice about medical marijuana and your health.
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Georgia residents can schedule a convenient telemedicine appointment with DocMJ. A consultation with a board-certified physician licensed to practice in the state of Georgia is required to apply for a Low-THC medical marijuana card.
Some patients prefer to meet in person with a Georgia marijuana doctor. In select locations, DocMJ provides in-office appointments. Our physicians take the time to answer any questions you may have about the new medical marijuana program in Georgia.
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Under Georgia law, these conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card:
Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms of seizures due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract
A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.
Sickle cell disease
A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.
A nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds.
A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
A type of pain that can not be controlled with standard medical care. Pain that is difficult to treat and manage. Pain that is not curable, so the focus of treatment is to reduce discomfort.
A disorder that occurs when structures that produce energy for a cell malfunction. When Mitochondria fail to generate enough energy to burn food and oxygen.
A group of rare diseases that cause the skin to blister easily. EB causes blisters, which quickly burst and leave slow-healing wounds.
A result of damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Causes weakness, numbness and pain.
Additionally, Georgia law allows a physician to certify patients for a medical marijuana card after diagnosing them with “other medical conditions of the same class”.
Ayomide Loye, MD
Dr. Elise Zahn, D.O.
Dr. Rohan Patankar
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for a Georgia medical marijuana card?
According to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, three categories of medical marijuana patients may apply for a Georgia Low-THC Medical Card after consulting with a certified medical marijuana doctor:
- An adult patient with one (or more than one) diagnosis of a qualifying health condition with medical records.
- The legal guardian(s) of an adult in their care with one or more qualifying health conditions.
- The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a minor (under the age of eighteen years) who has one or more of the qualifying medical conditions.
- All patients must be certified by a medical marijuana doctor licensed to practice in Georgia before joining the patient registry. Qualified patients must be a resident of the state of Georgia for at least one year to join the patient registry.
What are the qualifying medical conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card in Georgia?
- 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) the patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) the 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
- The qualified patient is in a hospice program, either as an inpatient or outpatient
- Intractable pain or chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age
What is the minimum age requirement for medical marijuana patients in Georgia?
Patients must be eighteen or older, with a recent diagnosis of one (or more than one) qualifying health condition to apply for a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card. Minors require a registered parent or guardian caregiver before they may participate in the Georgia medical cannabis program.
What kind of identification do I need to provide for my medical marijuana recommendation?
Patients must have valid government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license) to apply. You must also provide proof of residency in the state of Georgia.
How do I Receive my Georgia Medical Marijuana card?
If approved, the patient will receive the Low THC Cannabis Oil Waiver via email. This form must be signed and notarized. Patients are then required to return the form to DocMJ.
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When approved, the Georgia Department of Health Office of Vital Records contacts the patient via email and provides directions to the nearest Public Health office to pick up the Low-THC Oil Registry Card. There are twenty (20) locations where patients may pick up their Georgia Medical Marijuana Card.
How much medical marijuana can I legally possess in Georgia?
A patient with a valid Georgia Low-THC Registration Card may possess 20 fluid ounces or less of Low THC cannabis oil. The container patients possess of cannabis oil must be the original sold by a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, and the percentage of THC must be clearly labeled.
How long does it take to get a Georgia medical marijuana card?
The average waiting period between the submission of forms and the medical marijuana recommendation and decision by the Georgia DPH is fifteen days. The total processing time for your medical marijuana card may be longer depending on the volume of patient applications.
Is CBD legal in Georgia?
Georgia currently permits hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products with 0.30% or less THC content. There is no restriction on how much CBD patients can legally possess.
How often do I have to renew my Georgia marijuana card?
The Low-THC Registry Card in Georgia must be renewed every two (2) years for the patient to legally purchase Low-THC oil or possess medical marijuana. However, medical marijuana patients are required to schedule a follow-up appointment with the medical marijuana physician after one year to review the medical cannabis recommendation and make any changes for the patient, if required.
How much does a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card cost?
There are two fees to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Georgia. The first is the appointment fee for the physician. DocMJ provides patient appointments for $139. We offer discounts to military veterans.
The second fee is $25, payable to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The registration fee is the same for adult patients, minors, and caregivers.
How often do I have to see my doctor?
Patients are required to schedule a follow-up appointment with a licensed physician once per year.