Georgia will soon become the first state to allow independent pharmacies to dispense low THC oil.
In its notice of intent, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy laid out its licensure requirements and policies for pharmacies to dispense low THC oil to qualifying patients.
A participating pharmacy — which will be designated as a “Low THC Pharmacy Dispensary” — must be licensed with Georgia’s board of pharmacy and will need to renew the license each year. Licenses will expire every June 30th.
Patients need a qualifying diagnosis — typically from a primary care physician or pain specialist — and a Low THC registry card to receive Low THC oil. Georgia law lists 18 medical conditions that qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry, including cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, intractable pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Qualified patients and their qualified caregivers can possess up to 20 fluid ounces of Low THC Oil in Georgia. The state defines Low THC Oil as “an oil that contains not more than 5 percent by weight of tetrahydrocannabinol and an amount of cannabinol equal to or greater than the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol.”
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