The legal landscape of marijuana laws across the United States is becoming more and more various. While some states and cities have decriminalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana, other states, including Georgia, continue to hand down harsh penalties for possession of relatively small amounts of cannabis.
Georgia has made some progress in terms of marijuana policy in recent years. There is now a limited medical marijuana program which allows for the treatment of a few severe medical conditions with a very specific form of marijuana oil. Unfortunately, the form of marijuana oil permitted, oils with THC levels of less than 5 percent, may not be medically sufficient for those with intractable epilepsy or other serious conditions. Worse yet, those who make and sell marijuana extracts and concentrates face severe penalties, as do those who sell marijuana in its natural state for illegal recreational use in Georgia.