Georgia court stalls medical cannabis production again

The state's medical cannabis production program is stalled again after a court action suspended the state-issued grow licenses to two companies. It means that while medical cannabis is legal in Georgia – it's still illegal to buy it because nobody is producing it in-state.  

Last week, a south Georgia medical cannabis company granted one of the state's two new grow licenses and gave a tour of a facility already in place in south Georgia – documented on Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Tyler Harper's Facebook page.

However, neither it nor another company licensed by the state medical cannabis board can produce their product yet– thanks to a court, which ruled that other companies that applied for licenses got shut out without due process.

"It's something we knew would be an uphill battle. We knew it would be something that would take some time," Micah Gravely said (R-Douglasville), who is leaving the general assembly after working for years on medical cannabis legislation. 

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