The Georgia low-THC Oil Registry provides qualified patients and their caregivers in the state with legal access to low-THC oil to treat certain conditions and diseases. Enacted in 2015, the Haleigh's Hope Act, also known as the Georgia House Bill 1, established the state's low-THC Oil Registry, allowing low-THC oil possession under certain circumstances.
The state's Department of Public Health (DPH) manages the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry, and qualifying patients and caregivers can register at any time of the year. The dispensing of low-THC oil falls under the purview of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. Once enrolled in the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry, a person will be issued a low-THC Registry Card, which authorizes them to possess low-THC oil and protect them from arrest.
Adults aged 18 years or older with one or more qualifying conditions can join the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry. Also, parents and legal guardians of qualifying patients who are minors can enroll in the registry. Minors whose parents or legal guardians are registered in the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry can join the registry once they turn 18.
Yes. A healthcare practitioner must have an active license in good standing with the Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) to certify eligible persons for low-THC oil treatment in the state.
Yes. Only physicians with bona fide doctor-patient relationships with patients can certify them for low-THC oil therapy and recommend them for the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry.
No, physicians do not need to join the Georgia low-THC Oil Registry to recommend qualifying persons for low-THC oil. The primary requirement to recommend low-THC to patients in the state is their valid licensure with the Georgia Composite Medical Board.
No, a Georgia low-THC Oil Registry physician cannot assess a qualifying patient for low-THC oil treatment via telemedicine. All consultations with licensed physicians for low-THC oil recommendations in the state must be in person.
Qualifying patients in Georgia must obtain recommendations for low-THC oil treatments from physicians with whom they have bona fide doctor-patient relationships. However, the state does not maintain a database of medical practitioners who qualify to certify patients for low-THC oil.