US (GA): Commission approves licenses for first two medical cannabis oil distributors

In a unanimous virtual vote, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission approved dispensary licenses to two companies so they may begin distributing medical cannabis oil to the more than 27,000 Georgians currently on the official registry.

The vote comes after nearly 10 years of legislative fights, bureaucratic wrangling, and lawsuits. Up until now, it was legal to possess and use medical cannabis oil in Georgia, but it was illegal to grow here or bring it across state lines.

Many parents simply broke the law to bring it into Georgia from other states. “This is the first set of dispensary licenses issued for the state of Georgia,” GAMCC Executive Director Andrew Turnage announced seconds after the vote.

Shannon Cloud worked for nine years to get the legislation passed. Her daughter used the oil to help treat a rare genetic disorder.


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