US (GA): "With cannabis growers in legal limbo, a long wait is ahead of the first stores to open"

After Georgia awarded six licenses to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes, the state’s medical cannabis program remains stalled. Those six licenses were recently tabled following a contentious legislative session, and those who wanted a license but didn’t get one have sued the state.

But even once licenses are cleared, it will take up to a year before products hit shelves. While customers for medicinal oils might be waiting eagerly, which is actually a short timeline for growers – and the clock will be ticking.

That’s because Georgia will give growers only 12 months to set up facilities, grow the product and get their retail stores open (up to 30 dispensaries are authorized to sell medicinal oils).

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