Georgia Pharmacies to Dispense Medical Marijuana

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Pharmacies in Georgia will soon be able to dispense medical cannabis to registered patients, making the state the first in the nation to allow medical marijuana to be purchased outside of licensed cannabis dispensaries. Brian Kemp approved regulations passed by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy allowing pharmacies to carry medical cannabis products. To be eligible to use medical cannabis, patients must be diagnosed with one of several qualifying medical conditions such as pain, nausea, insomnia seizures, terminal cancers, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Georgia has approximately 400 independent pharmacies, more than 100 of which have expressed interest in submitting applications to offer medical cannabis to the state pharmacy board. Regulations permitting the production and distribution did not go into effect until this year, however, leaving qualified patients without a legal source of medical cannabis until the state’s seven medical cannabis dispensaries opened in April.

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Pharmacies in Georgia will soon be able to dispense medical cannabis to registered patients, making the state the first in the nation to allow medical marijuana to be purchased outside of licensed cannabis dispensaries. Applications are currently being accepted by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy from retailers seeking the ability to offer low-THC cannabis oil, which was legalized by the state legislature in 2019. Regulations permitting the production and distribution did not go into effect until this year, however, leaving qualified patients without a legal source of medical cannabis until the state’s seven medical cannabis dispensaries opened in April.

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