Georgia Considers Opening Up To Marijuana Businesses

171923820.jpgGeorgia may be joining the list of states open to marijuana entrepreneurship – that is, if the state’s medical cannabis program expansion pushes through.

A state medical marijuana commission is currently studying how Georgian patients may access cannabidiol-based products and whether the state can provide them, Associated Press reported.

If the study arrives at favorable recommendations, Georgia may allow the production and distribution of marijuana-derived medicine. This, in turn, could create business opportunities for marijuana entrepreneurs in the state.

Georgia law currently allows the possession and use of cannabidiol (CBD) oils, particularly among patients needing seizure treatment. However, the state’s program does not cover the production and selling of the drug, which means that there is no legal way for patients to obtain it within the state. Bringing in cannabis across state borders is also generally illegal.

The cannabis program in Georgia has already qualified about 200 patients to use CBD treatment and 166 physicians to recommend it. The state commission will provide its recommendations by the end of 2015, and if it decides that CBD oils should be available to patients, the state may move forward with it.

Once Georgia opens up to medical marijuana production and sales, not only could it have its own MMJ industry, it could also lead to further MMJ reforms in the South. It would also join Florida and Missouri, the only two states that have opened up to CBD business opportunities.

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