Georgia will soon become the first state in the nation to offer MMJ products at independent pharmacies, state officials said.

The Georgia Board of Pharmacy began accepting applications this week, and nearly 120 pharmacies have agreed to provide medication from Botanical Sciences, one of the state’s two licensed production companies, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. It will likely take a few weeks before MMJ is available in pharmacies. After they submit applications, inspections will be required before the board grants approval.

MMJ is only available to Georgians with approval from a physician to treat severe illnesses, including seizures, terminal cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Low THC oil can contain no more than 5 percent THC, the compound that gives users a high.

The expansion of medical cannabis sales into drug stores will put low THC oil within reach of many more patients, adding to the state’s seven dispensaries that have opened since April. Patients will be able to buy cannabis oil at pharmacies if they show a state-issued low THC oil registry card and identification.

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