- Kelli Lynn Grey
Florida Company to Grow THC-Free Cannabis in Georgia
Georgia lawmakers approved qualifying patients to possess a limited amount of medical cannabis oil in 2015, and in-state distribution should finally be operational by the end of 2021. Meanwhile, a Florida company is helping Georgia ramp up in-state production with their newly patented THC-free cannabis plants.
The team at Georgia Marijuana Card will guide you through each step of registering to receive medical marijuana in Georgia. We’re also a top source of cannabis news for the Peach State.
Read on to learn more about what the new THC-free cannabis plants mean for Georgia’s medical marijuana program.
Why grow THC-free cannabis plants?
Cannabis is known for the cannabinoid THC, which creates the sensation of feeling “high.” THC also provides relief from the symptoms of serious medical conditions; however, it’s still regarded as taboo in many circumstances.
Alternatively, the cannabinoid CBD has gained a solid reputation for easing pain, reducing inflammation, stimulating appetite, and providing an enhanced sense of well-being. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, it became legal to purchase CBD throughout the USA, provided that the cannabinoid was derived from hemp, which is cannabis that contains less than 0.3 percent THC.
Up until now, all cannabis contained a small amount of THC, making it impossible to obtain CBD straight from cannabis plants without either having trace amounts of THC available or having the oil undergo a chemical process to separate the CBD from the other cannabinoids.
The existence of THC-free cannabis plants is an innovation that allows patients to enjoy the benefits of pure, unadulterated cannabis oil without any worry of experiencing an unwanted “high” or of losing potential benefits of the whole-plant extracting only CBD from the cannabis oil.
Who invented zero-THC cannabis plants?
Officially known and patented as 0.00% THC Panakeia plants, the new variety of cannabis is the creation of Bazelet Oglesby, a subsidiary of Bazelet Health Systems and Oglesby Plants International.
Bazelet Health Systems, Inc. is wholly owned by Neon Bloom, Inc. and based in Florida. However, the flat land and fertile soil of southwest Georgia makes it an ideal location for Panakeia plants to thrive. Furthermore, the first Panakeia crop is part of an adaptive reuse project.
Planted by Bazelet Oglesby this April at the former location of the Green Valley Country Club, the zero-THC Panakeia crop is an example of how hemp farming can be excellent not just for people but also for the planet.
Why are the new plants particularly good for Georgia’s medical marijuana program?
Georgia laws currently permit qualifying patients to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil that contains no more than 5 percent delta 9 THC. Meanwhile, the quality and concentration of CBD present in medical cannabis oil are greater than what’s found in the formulas available at health food stores and gas stations throughout the state.
The new THC-free plants offer a way for Georgia cannabis patients to obtain the highest quality CBD oil possible. As an added bonus, they keep cannabis production in-state from seed to sale.
“Bazelet is uniquely positioned to provide Georgia's healthcare professionals with exceptional cannabinoid derived products that are safe, effective and made from the world's only 0.00% THC cannabis plant collection,” said Bazelet Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francisco Ward.
Ready to Register for Your Georgia Medical Marijuana Card?
The process of joining Georgia’s medical marijuana registry begins when you schedule an appointment with a doctor willing to recommend medical cannabis oil as treatment for a qualifying condition.
From setting up the initial appointment to processing renewals, the compassionate team at Georgia Marijuana Card will guide you through each step of the process. We will also be here to help you take immediate advantage of any new marijuana policy reforms in Georgia.
Give us a call at 833-781-5605, or schedule an appointment, to take the first step toward joining Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.