HOW TO GET
A Georgia Medical
If you are wondering how to…
Get a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card.
You have come to the right place!
Medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia! Georgia residents can now register for a medical marijuana card online with Dr. Green Relief. At this time, we only offer telemedicine consultations in Georgia, which means we can set up an interactive video chat with our physicians.
Schedule a virtual appointment today online, or contact us at 800-420-8423 with any questions you may have. Our team of certified marijuana doctors will gladly schedule a virtual appointment for you. During your scheduled appointment time, we will email you a link that you can use to access our virtual waiting room. Afterward, our physician will connect with you via video for an evaluation to see if Georgia medical marijuana cards are available to you. It’s that easy! So if you’re looking for an alternative way to treat your ailments, register with Dr. Green Relief today.
The first step to getting a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card is to…
Schedule your appointment with one of our qualified Marijuana Doctors to receive your initial doctor’s certification.
After you have been certified for the use of medical cannabis we will assist you to enroll in the Georgia Medical Marijuana Card registry program to obtain your State issued medical card. Once that is complete you will be able to legally purchase, possess and consume medical marijuana. Your visit is 100% risk-free with our money-back guarantee!
BY OUR DOCTORS
To obtain your Georgia Medical Marijuana Card, you must first be evaluated and recommended medical marijuana by a licensed and qualified doctor In Georgia. If you are a Non-Georgia resident, please visit our Non-Resident Card page.
GEORGIA MARIJUANA CARD
After being recommended by one of our Marijuana Doctors the next step is to enroll in the Georgia Marijuana Card Registry Program. The process is simple. We assist you with expediting state your application for the quickest approval.
Patient’s holding a valid Georgia Medical Marijuana Card will be able to legally obtain their medical marijuana at licensed dispensaries. Card holding patients are legally able to possess, grow and use medical marijuana in Georgia. Learn more about the benefits of having a medical card in a recreational state.
Qualifying Medical Conditions
And More! Many Conditions Qualify For Medical Cannabis In Georgia.
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Residency & Age Requirements
You must be a resident of Georgia. Age is not a requirement, but a parent or guardian must register as the patient’s caregiver if the patient is under 18.
Georgia Medical Card Qualifying Conditions
According to the Compassionate Use Act of Texas, patients diagnosed with any of the following conditions may qualify for medical marijuana:
- Cancer, if the diagnosis is end-stage and the treatment leaves the patient with wasting illness (cachexia) or intractable nausea and vomiting
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in its advanced or terminal stage
- Seizure disorders associated with epilepsy or head injuries sustained through trauma
- Multiple sclerosis (MS), at an advanced stage or when severe
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease, at its end stage or with severe symptoms
- Sickle cell disease, in its end-stage or severe form
- Tourette’s syndrome, with severe manifestations
- Autism spectrum disorder, if the patient is 18 years or older, or severe autism in patients under 18 years of age
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease, in its advanced or terminal stages
- AIDS in its advanced or end-stage form
- Peripheral neuropathy characterized by severe symptoms or end-stage disease
- Patient is in a hospice program, whether an inpatient or outpatient
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event in a person over the age of 18
Providing medical documentation
If you have medical documentation of a qualifying condition (such as medical records, prescription bottles, a summary of your office visit, or a doctor’s letter confirming your diagnosis), you’ll be ready for a certification exam with our doctors.
If you don’t have medical documentation for a qualifying condition, please call or text us at 800-420-8423. We’ll arrange for a doctor to diagnose the condition and then arrange for a doctor to certify you. Diagnosis is free of charge.
When can I apply for
my Georgia marijuana card?
Georgia’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy, and lawmakers are still working out all the details. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start your journey with Dr. Green Relief today!
We can help you navigate the often-confusing world of medical marijuana, and we’ll be here to answer all your questions when applying for your Georgia marijuana card. Contact us today to begin your journey into the world of medicinal cannabis.
Is my registration as a
patient the equivalent of a
prescription for low THC oil?
According to the Georgia Composite Medical Board, the answer is no. Being registered as a patient is merely a certification that you have been examined by a certified physician, and certified that you have one or more of the medical conditions outlined in the law. In other words, it’s not a prescription.
So if you’re a Georgia resident interested in trying medical marijuana, ensure you get the proper documentation from your doctor. Otherwise, you might end up with nothing but a piece of paper.
What are the restrictions for
a medical marijuana cardholder?
Georgia is a state with strict regulations when it comes to medical marijuana. To be a cardholder, you must be a Georgia resident and have a qualifying condition approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health. In addition, Georgia law will allow a maximum of 20 ounces of low THC oil to be possessed by a cardholder at any given time. Possession of more than this amount is considered a felony.
Georgia also does not allow for the smoking of medical marijuana, so all forms must be ingested orally. These restrictions may seem restrictive, but they are in place to ensure that medical marijuana is used safely and responsibly.
Can I grow my own medical marijuana
if I have obtained my ID card?
No. While Georgia has a medical marijuana program, it does not allow patients to cultivate their own cannabis, nor is it allowing for the purchase of low THC oil yet. In other words, if you’ve received your ID card, unfortunately, you’ll need to wait it out until the legislation allows purchase.
Can any doctor issue a certification?
No. Under the current draft of the legislation, only physicians who are specifically certified by the state department of public health would be able to make the determination that a patient qualifies for medical marijuana.
Dr. Green Relief’s physicians are certified to help you seamlessly start the certification process for medical marijuana in Georgia. Don’t hesitate to set up an appointment now.
How do I apply for the
Low THC Registry Card?
Applying for a Low THC Registry Card in Georgia is pretty straightforward – provided you have a qualifying condition and set up an appointment with one of our doctors. Here’s what you need to do: first, you and your physician will need to sign a waiver form, and then your physician will sign a certification form. These forms must attest to the fact that you have a qualifying condition and that medical marijuana may help alleviate your symptoms. Once these forms are completed, your physician will submit them electronically to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The Department will issue you a Low THC Oil Registry Card if everything looks good. And that’s it! Just be sure to keep your card on you when you’re carrying medical marijuana – it’s the law!
Why should I apply and
obtain a medical marijuana card?
For those who have not had luck with traditional medicine or feel they need to explore other options, medical marijuana may be the answer. Obtaining a medical marijuana card in Georgia would allow residents with qualifying conditions to get the treatment they need without fear of legal repercussions.
Where will I get my
Low THC Registry Card?
You will be alerted when your Low THC Registry Card is ready, and a representative from the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Vital Records will help you find the most convenient of the 20 public health offices within Georgia to pick it up. No need to worry about losing your card either- a replacement can be provided for you if it’s lost, stolen, or destroyed.
How long is the card valid?
Upon issuance, the card is valid for two years. There will be an expiration date located on the front of the card. Afterward, you will have to get in touch with a doctor again and request that they update and confirm your registration information.
Please allow 15 business days for your information to be processed. After processing, your card will be printed and ready for pickup from the nearest 20 public health offices to your address listed in the registry.
What happens if I lose my card?
If you lose your medical marijuana card, don’t panic! Contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702, and they’ll help you. If your card is still valid, your physician will be notified to verify that you’re still receiving treatment from them.
Once that’s all sorted out, you’ll receive a replacement card.
Please allow 15 business days for the whole process to be completed. There will be a $25 charge for replacement cards. You’ll want to watch out for your card and not lose it.
The information on my
card is wrong or outdated.
How do I correct it?
If you have noticed that the card info appears incorrect or outdated, simply contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702, and they’ll be happy to help you out. All you need to do is provide them with the correct information, and they’ll issue you a new card.
Can I alter or laminate my card?
Yes, you can get your Georgia Medical Marijuana Card laminated, but the card will not be valid if any alterations or changes are made to it.
When should I renew the certification?
Georgia’s “Low THC Oil Registry” cards are valid for two years, after which cardholders must consult with their physicians again to confirm their continued eligibility and update their information in the registry. In other words, make sure you keep your card up to date every two years, so mark your calendars, set a reminder on your phone, or just remember the day you got your card – to ensure that you don’t forget.
Is it optional to have
a cannabis ID card?
For residents of Georgia who are medical marijuana patients, the answer is a resounding no – it is not optional to have a cannabis ID card. In order to be in compliance with the state’s medical marijuana laws, patients must register with the Georgia Department of Public Health and obtain a Low THC Oil Registry Card.
The registration process is straightforward and can be done entirely online with Dr.Green Relief’s team of experts. The ID card is valid for two years and must be renewed biannually. So for Georgia medical marijuana patients, having a cannabis ID card is not optional – it’s required by law.
What is the fee for
this identification card?
The Office of Vital Records currently charges $25 for each new Low THC Registry Card, the standard rate. The closest Public Health Office approved to distribute cards will require you to pay when you pick up your card. This does not include the cost of the physician’s evaluation, which is required for participation in the program.
What’s the process of renewal?
Georgia’s process of renewal for medical marijuana cards is pretty straightforward. Every two years, you’ll need to update your information in the registry and pick up a new card from one of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them.
The whole process usually takes about 15 business days.
So, if you’re planning on renewing your card, allow plenty of time to get everything sorted out. And, of course, don’t forget to bring your Georgia ID and proof of residency to avoid ending up with a card that’s not quite easy to renew.
How far in advance should I renew?
Patients should plan on renewing their registration as soon as possible so that they can be sure to have uninterrupted access to their medicine once the program is fully operational.
What kind of life change
should I report to the health division?
There are several life changes that should be reported to the Georgia Health Department. Perhaps the most obvious one is a change in your address.
For example, if you move to a new house or apartment, you’ll need to report your new address to the health division so that they can keep accurate records.
Other changes you’ll need to report include changes in your phone number, email address, and any additional contact information.
By reporting these changes, you’ll help to ensure that the health department has accurate information on file for you, and you’ll be sure to never miss any crucial updates in Georgia’s emerging medical marijuana industry.
What are possible reasons
for a denied ID card application?
Patients could be denied a medical marijuana card in Georgia for various reasons. For example, your eligibility is limited if you don’t have a qualifying condition. Additionally, you may also be denied a card if you have a documented history of drug abuse or are under the stipulated age without a qualified caregiver.
Another reason for a denied ID card application is not being a state resident. In order to participate in the Georgia Medical Marijuana program, patients must be residents of the state. This means that you must have a Georgia driver’s license or ID card. If you do not have a Georgia driver’s license or ID card, you cannot participate.
Finally, another reason for a denied ID card application is not having a valid recommendation from a physician.
In order to participate in the Georgia Medical Marijuana program, patients must have a written recommendation from a licensed physician. The physician must certify that the patient has one of the qualifying conditions and that medical marijuana would likely alleviate their symptoms.
If you do not have a valid recommendation from a physician, your application will be rejected. You can get all the information you need about medical marijuana from our team of certified physicians.
What should I do if
my application is denied?
If your application is denied and you believe it has been declined in error, you can contact the qualified physician for more information on your denied application. They may be able to provide you with additional information or clarification on the denial and the steps needed to reapply.
Can a minor apply for the Georgia
Medical Marijuana Card Program?
In Georgia, minors with qualifying conditions can be prescribed medical cannabis by a certified physician. However, only a parent or legal guardian may make dispensary purchases. This is to ensure that the minor is only consuming cannabis in the right amount that their doctor has approved.
In addition, by law, dispensary employees must check the ID of anyone who appears to be under the age of 21.
How long does the
card application take?
Dr. Green Relief is committed to helping our patients receive the Georgia medical marijuana registration they need promptly and efficiently. Fortunately, it’s not as complicated or time-consuming as you might think. In fact, the entire process can be completed in just a few simple steps. The process usually takes about two weeks.
First, you’ll need to contact a qualified physician like those at Dr. Green Relief. We can help determine your eligibility for a Georgia medical marijuana card. Then, once you’ve been approved, we’ll fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to the state.
After that, it’s just waiting for notification from one of the 20 Public Health Offices across the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health typically issues cards within 3-5 business days after receiving an application.
Is it possible to
expedite the application?
Georgia’s medical marijuana registration process is still in its infancy, so the answer to this question is not yet known.
Generally, applications are processed in the order that they are received. However, due to Georgia’s program still being new, there may be ways to expedite the process that is not yet known.
What is the required
paperwork to apply for
the medical cannabis ID card?
If you want a medical cannabis ID card, you’ll need a valid state ID and a completed waiver form signed by you and your physician. The good news is that your doctor actually submits the application, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Once your physician has the forms, they’ll submit them electronically to the Georgia Department of Public Health. After your application is reviewed and approved, you’ll be issued a Low THC Oil Registry Card.
You’ll be able to purchase medical cannabis from licensed dispensaries when they become available. We have a qualified team of licensed medical marijuana doctors at Dr. Green Relief, so don’t hesitate to apply today.
How would I know that my
application has been approved?
After you’ve virtually seen one of our doctors and been approved for medical cannabis use, you’ll be notified that your card has been printed.
Next, a representative from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of Vital Records will contact you to establish which of the 20 Public Health Offices across the state is most convenient for you to pick up your card.
Once you’ve selected a location, a representative from that office will let you know when your card is ready for pickup. It’s as easy as that!
Is medical cannabis program
participation publicly known?
No. Your participation in Georgia’s medical marijuana program will be kept private. In addition, the information collected and stored by the program will be protected by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), ensuring your confidentiality.
So, if you’re worried about your boss, your friends, or your family finding out that you’re using medical cannabis, you can rest assured that they won’t be able to find out through the program.
Who is the regulating office
or agency for the program?
Georgia medical marijuana registration is overseen by the Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission and the Georgia Department of Public Health. The agency ensures that all patients who wish to receive medical marijuana are properly registered and that their medical marijuana providers operate within the state’s guidelines.
Will there be more qualifying
conditions added to the program?
While there are currently approximately 20 qualifying conditions, many Georgia residents are clamoring for more to be added to the list. The good news is that additional qualifying conditions can be brought forth by petition.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has 180 days to approve or deny the addition of a new qualifying condition.
What does "Low THC Oil"
mean under the Georgia law?
The term “low THC oil” refers to a medical marijuana product that contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Under Georgia’s low – THC law, qualified patients can possess up to 20 ounces of CBD/low – THC oil, provided that the THC content does not exceed five percent by volume. While this may seem small, it can offer significant relief for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions.
Can I be fired for
being registered with the
medical marijuana program?
Georgia’s medical marijuana law does not include any language about job protection for registered patients. In fact, Georgia’s medical marijuana law explicitly states that employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical cannabis in the workplace.
This means that, in Georgia, being a medical marijuana patient does not protect you from being disciplined or fired for a THC-positive drug screen. However, it is worth noting that simply joining the medical marijuana registry does not disqualify one from a job.
So if you’re considering joining the medical marijuana program, check with your employer first to understand their policy.
Can I use medical cannabis in
public once I have obtained
the Georgia Medical Marijuana Card?
Georgia is like most state programs which typically encourage users to consume cannabis within the confines of their own homes. It’s best to use your best judgment and err on the side of caution since Georgia marijuana laws are among the most restrictive.
I have a medical marijuana card.
Am I now exempt
from federal prosecution?
The Georgia Medical Marijuana program allows patients with certain medical conditions to possess up to 20 ounces of low THC oil. However, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. This means that even if you have a medical marijuana card from Georgia, you could still be prosecuted by the federal government.
In any case, it’s unlikely that the federal government would go after an individual for possessing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
So if you’re a Georgia resident with a medical marijuana card, you can rest assured that you’re unlikely to face any legal trouble from the feds.
Should my employer know that
I am a participant in the Georgia
Medical Marijuana Card Program?
Several factors affect the answer.
First, it’s important to note that the medical marijuana registry is confidential and protected by HIPAA laws. This means employers cannot access an employee’s registration information without consent.
However, there are some circumstances where an employer may obtain this information, such as if the employee is seeking Workers’ Compensation benefits for a work-related injury.
Additionally, patients should be aware that although medical marijuana is legal in Georgia, it is still considered a controlled substance under federal law. This means that employers can still discipline or even terminate employees who use medical marijuana, even if it is for a legitimate medical purpose.
Ultimately, whether or not an employer should know about an employee’s participation in the program is a personal decision each individual must make based on their circumstances.
Who can be a legal
representative or caregiver?
In Georgia, anyone at least 21 years of age who has not been convicted of a felony can be a legal representative or caregiver for a qualifying patient.
A caregiver is someone who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. A caregiver may have no more than five qualifying patients.
Once registered, the caregiver will be issued a Georgia Medical Marijuana Caregiver Registry Card. This card will allow the caregiver to possess up to 20 ounces of low-THC cannabis oil for each qualified patient.
Can a caregiver also be a
registered qualifying patient?
The answer is yes! Georgia allows caregivers to also be medical marijuana patients, provided they meet all the same qualifications. So if you’re interested in using cannabis for your own health condition, don’t let your caregiver status hold you back. Instead, register as a patient today and get started on the road to better health.
Do I need a caregiver card
to purchase MMJ for my child?
Georgia’s medical marijuana law is pretty straightforward: if you want to purchase MMJ for your child, you need a caregiver card, as the actual card will not be issued to the minor but to their parent or guardian.
So if you’re a parent or guardian wanting to get their hands on medical marijuana for their child, make sure you get a caregiver card first.
Can a legal representative
purchase medical cannabis?
When Georgia’s medical marijuana registration system becomes operational, authorized representatives can make purchases on behalf of qualified patients and caregivers. This is good news for those who cannot obtain cannabis themselves due to mobility limitations or other commitments.
Authorized representatives must have a valid Georgia ID and be listed on the patient’s or caregiver’s registration.
So if you’re a Georgia resident interested in medical cannabis, ask your doctor if you can add an authorized representative to your registration.
Where can I buy low THC oil?
Low THC oil is not prescribed or dispensed by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. The production facilities and dispensaries are regulated by the Commission. Georgia has not yet issued dispensing licenses, so medical cannabis oil cannot be purchased yet.
Thanks to House Bill 324, also called “Georgia’s Hope Act,” Georgia will be home to low THC oil’s cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing operations. While the Department of Public Health doesn’t prescribe or dispense the oil itself, it’s still a big step forward for those in need of medical cannabis.
Are there approved
dispensaries in Georgia?
Georgia lawmakers have been working hard to get dispensaries up and running, but so far, there have been no approved dispensaries in the state.
As lawmakers continue to iron out the details regarding dispensaries, that is expected to change in the near future.
In the meantime, medical marijuana patients in Georgia will have to wait a little longer before they can access their medicine from a local dispensary.
Are out-of-state patients
recognized in Georgia?
Out-of-state patients are only recognized if they have a valid registration card from another state that allows the same possession of low THC oil as Georgia law. And even then, you’re only in the clear if you’ve been in Georgia for less than 45 days.
In other words, cannabis programs are state-based and vary from state to state; there is no ‘reciprocity’ between Georgia and other states for medical cannabis.
Do other states
recognize Georgia cards?
If you’re wondering if your Georgia medical marijuana card will be recognized in other states, the answer is a bit complicated. Each state has its own reciprocity laws, and some states don’t recognize Georgia cards at all.
However, a few states have reciprocal agreements with Georgia, so patients should check the laws in their destination state before packing their bags.
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