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All About Reciprocity in Georgia’s Medical Cannabis Program
Since 2015, qualifying Georgia patients have been legally allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of low THC medical cannabis oil. But, what about patients visiting from other states? Or, local patients who cross state lines? These are questions of reciprocity.
The expert team at Georgia Marijuana Card will guide you through each step of receiving and maintaining your official medical marijuana card. We’re also a leading resource for local cannabis news and lifestyle coverage.
Read on to learn more about what reciprocity means for medical marijuana patients in the peach state.
What exactly is reciprocity?
Reciprocity refers to the idea that the policies of one state will be reciprocal in other states, meaning that what’s legal in one place will also be legal in another.
When it comes to medical marijuana cards, reciprocity specifically means that patients who are cardholders in one state will receive medical marijuana program protections and benefits when temporarily present within another state.
Which states share reciprocity with Georgia?
Georgia laws allow reciprocity for patients registered within states that have similar medical cannabis programs centered on low THC cannabis oil.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, these states include:
Medical marijuana patients registered within the listed states enjoy the freedom to possess up to 20 ounces of low THC cannabis oil in Georgia. Meanwhile, registered Georgia cannabis patients may or may not be granted a similar level of reciprocity when traveling across state lines themselves.
As a general rule, state laws are subject to rapidly changing, and can even vary by city and by county within a single state. If you’ll be traveling, it pays to contact a local dispensary to first verify policies about reciprocity.
When you utilize Georgia Marijuana Card’s services to join Georgia’s registry, you will receive timely updates regarding changes in reciprocity. Likewise, you can check the resources on Georgia Marijuana Card and our sister sites for up-to-date dispensary contact information throughout the United States.
What are other advantages of having an official Georgia marijuana card?
Regardless of whether a state offers reciprocity, possessing an official Georgia medical marijuana card gives a level of legitimacy to cannabis consumption that simply isn’t present otherwise.
It’s also your key to actively participating in Georgia’s existing medical cannabis community, as well as within any communities where reciprocity is available, now or in the future.
Looking to history as a guide, states that begin with low THC cannabis oil programs often expand their services to be more comprehensive over time.
Going ahead and securing your spot on Georgia’s medical marijuana registry is the best way to discover future reform efforts and the only existing fully legal path to procuring well-regulated, top quality cannabis oil in Georgia.
Ready to register for a GA marijuana card?
If you’ve been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, or are simply showing symptoms, it’s worth it to find out how cannabis could enhance your quality of life.
The team at Georgia Marijuana Card guides patients and caregivers through each step of the registration process with efficiency, clarity and compassion. Give us a call at 833-781-5605, or visit our website, to schedule an appointment and qualify for your Georgia medical marijuana card today.