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Medical Cannabis Commission Commission Dramatically Expands Access in Georgia
Class 2 Production Licenses Issued

ATLANTA - The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission (“Commission”) announced at a special called public meeting via teleconference on Wednesday that provisional contracts for Class 2 production licenses have been awarded to the following four highest scoring applicants: FFD GA Holdings LLC, TheraTrue Georgia, LLC, Natures GA, LLC, and Treevana Remedy Inc. These production companies will be allowed to produce low-THC oil and products in Georgia, dramatically expanding access for patients in the state.

“We are pleased to announce this major expansion of access to medical cannabis for patients in Georgia,” said Sid Johnson, Chair of the Commission. “With a total of six licensed production companies, patients will have more opportunities to access medical relief closer to home. The number of dispensaries licensed by the Commission could soon increase from nine to thirty, making medical relief reachable to patients who are not able to travel due to their medical conditions.”

The journey to award contracts for Class 2 production licensure has been prolonged due to litigation filed by companies that were not one of the highest scoring applicants. In light of recent judicial decisions, including recent decisions by the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Commission determined it was in the best interest of patients to move forward with these provisional contract awards. “The number of lawsuits that may continue to be filed are uncertain,” Chair Johnson said. “However, the need for low-THC oil and products as medical treatment and relief for patients in Georgia is certain,” he said.

“Everything we have done is for the patients and patient access. We appreciate the support and patience for the work of the Commission as we worked through the required processes,” said Andrew Turnage, Executive Director of the GMCC. “We look forward to partnering with these four new companies to expand patient access to safe, laboratory tested, and well-regulated medical cannabis in Georgia.”


About the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission

Georgia’s Hope Act allows registered patients to access medical cannabis oil in-state with no more than 5% THC. Georgia’s Hope Act allows up to six private growers to cultivate medical cannabis to produce low-THC oil. Patients on the Georgia Department of Public Health Low-THC Oil Patient Registry will be allowed to obtain low-THC oil from licensed dispensaries or independent pharmacies.

Read more at https://www.gmcc.ga.gov/commission/press.

Submitted 11.22.23