Georgia health officials unveil cannabis oil registry - CBS46 News

Georgia health officials unveil cannabis oil registry

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -  Now that Georgia has a medical marijuana law on the books, the state Department of Public Health unveiled a new online registry Tuesday that will allow qualified patients to obtain a special identification card.

The card shows that the patient is authorized to possess 20 fluid ounces of low THC cannabis oil within the state of Georgia. It also protects the patient from arrest. Click here to read more about the online registry.

To obtain a card, a doctor must fill out a form electronically on behalf of the patient. The law lists eight diseases which qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry: severe seizure disorder, mitochondrial disease, Crohn's disease, and severe or end-stage cancer, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and sickle cell disease.

Also Tuesday, the newly appointed Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meets for the first time. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, across the street from the State Capitol.

The new law does not address how low THC oil is made, purchased or shipped. It merely protects qualified citizens who possess it. According to the architect of the new law, State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, the commission members will discuss ways to make cannabis oil more accessible to qualified Georgians. 

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