Georgia Medical Marijuana Market
Medical Marijuana Expansion in Georgia
Just released: Georgia cannabis license applications for Class 1 and Class 2 production licenses. Quick deadline: Applications are due December 28.
Qualifying patients in Georgia have been able to use cannabis oil with up to 5% THC since 2015, but the law did not permit buying, selling, or transporting the oil. Georgia has finally made it legal for companies to produce and distribute low-THC oil, and for patients to obtain these low-dose medical marijuana oils legally.
Late afternoon, on Monday, November 23, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission released their long-anticipated competitive “Request for Applications” (RFA) for medical marijuana production/cultivation licenses.
Competition is expected to be fierce for these initial six licenses and the application window is short. Applications are due on December, 28, so act quickly to start your application process, secure your funding and approval and build your team.
Let our experienced team guide you through this tight timeline and make sure your best competitive foot is forward for these first Georgia cannabis licenses.
Cannabis Business Guidance in Georgia
Georgia's developing medical marijuana program will be highly competitive and will require significant amounts of capital to enter this first round of licensing. We can help you sort through the new regulations, educate you on the market conditions and opportunities, and begin developing real goals and plans. Bob Wagener, our VP of Business Development, shares more insights about getting started in new states here.
Get prepared in advance for the state’s RFA to open a licensed medical marijuana business in Georgia. Contact us now to start your Financial Modeling, Opportunity Assessment, Business Plans, Facility Design Concepts, and Learning Sessions with our Subject Matter Experts.
Market Conditions in Georgia
Georgia implemented a low-THC oil cannabis program back in 2015 through “Haleigh’s Hope Act”, which made low-THC cannabis oil legal to use by patients with certain medical conditions. However, it was still illegal to produce, grow, or sell cannabis products in Georgia, leaving patients without options to obtain their medicine legally.
New legislation has been approved that allows the production and distribution of cannabis oils with less than 5% THC. The new state-appointed commission will be responsible for overseeing and implementing regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program. Dispensaries will not be allowed to operate until the commission approves licenses. Pharmacies in Georgia can apply for a specialty license through the State Board of Pharmacy to sell medical marijuana oil to registered patients.
Smoking and vaping marijuana is still illegal in the state of Georgia. Marijuana oil with less than 5% THC is the only type of product permitted to be produced, and approved delivery forms are oils, tinctures, transdermal patches, lotions, or capsules.
Entrepreneurs who are interested in getting into the Georgia medical marijuana industry should start their pre-license positioning now to get ahead of the competition. Contact us today to develop plans for your Georgia cannabis business.
Stay up-to-date on cannabis legalization in Georgia
Cannabis legalization is changing rapidly. The cannabis consultants at Canna Advisors can help develop your business from the ground up. For the latest news and events in the industry, visit our Blog and News and Events pages, and have a look at some of the following top articles on medical marijuana in Georgia.
"Medical marijuana oil sales signed into Georgia law" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Finally, Georgia can grow medical marijuana. Here’s what you need to know." - Atlanta Magazine
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