Georgia board starts work on medical marijuana rules

December 19, 2019 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia board has begun working to create rules and a distribution network for the sale of medical marijuana oil.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission held its first meeting on Wednesday.

Medical marijuana use has been legal in Georgia since 2015, but the state legislature until this year had not allowed its production or sale.

The commission is looking into ways to manufacture or import medical marijuana oil for Georgia’s nearly 14,000 registered patients.


It is also tasked with setting testing and oversight standards and issuing licenses to sell the oil.

Commission Chair Dr. Christopher Edwards said Georgia needs to implement its medical marijuana program, and he won’t tolerate impediments.

Under the law, the medical marijuana cannot have more than 5 percent THC, the compound that creates a high.