Lawmakers have introduced new legislation aiming to raise the age Georgians have to be to buy medical cannabis.

Right now, you have to be 18 years old to legally purchase the drug and other hemp products, but Senate Bill 350 would raise that to 21.

Back in October, Georgia became the first state in the country to allow independent pharmacies to sell cannabis and hemp products. Patients would be able to buy cannabis oil at pharmacies if they show a state-issued low THC oil registry card and identification.

The Georgia Board of Pharmacy began accepting applications from businesses that month, and over 100 pharmacies have agreed to provide medication from Botanical Sciences, one of the state’s two licensed production companies. After they submit applications, inspections of the pharmacies will be required before the board grants approval.

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