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16th March 2023
8th March 2023
US - Georgia: House Bill 196 has passed the House and now moves to the Senate. Among other measures, it would increase the number of medical cannabis licences that can be issued by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, make the commission subject to the Administrative Procedure Act and laws governing open meetings and open records, and establish a legislative oversight committee.
7th March 2023
US - Georgia: House Bill 458 has passed the House and now moves to the Senate. Among other measures, it would establish licences for retailers of consumable hemp products, require specific testing of hemp products, prohibit sales of consumable hemp products to under-21s, and limit the total concentration of delta-9 THC, its isomers and esters to 25 mg per serving and 500 mg per package for hemp products.
26th January 2023
5th October 2022
US - Georgia: A judge has ordered the only two licensed medical cannabis oil producers in Georgia to cease production until a lawsuit over the licensing process is resolved, press reports. Georgia law allows for cannabis oil with up to 5% THC for medical purposes, but the programme has not got off the ground, being mired by controversy and lawsuits for years.
11th August 2022
US - Georgia: A judge has sided with a CBD store in Catoosa County in a dispute with the sheriff’s department over the legality of CBD and delta-8 THC products, local media reports. The store owner sued after the sheriff sent a warning letter to CBD businesses threatening to prosecute them and seize “illegal” products. Although the court’s ruling allows the sale of most of the CBD and delta-8 products at issue, it does not allow the sale of edible products, which are not permitted in Georgia.
19th April 2022
US - Georgia: A judge has issued an injunction preventing the district attorney in Gwinnett County from taking action against companies selling delta-8 and delta-10 THC products while litigation over the legality of the products is pending, press reports. The injunction extends a prior 30-day temporary restraining order.
6th April 2022
29th March 2022
US - Georgia: House Bill 1425 was passed by the Senate and now heads to the governor for final approval. The bill would aim to kick-start the issuance of low-THC oil production licences for medical purposes after the state’s program has been mired by controversy and litigation. Georgia only allows medical cannabis in the form of low-THC oil (up to 5% THC). HB 1425 would require the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission to issue licences on or before 31st May 2022.
28th March 2022
US - Georgia: Law enforcement officials in Madison County have been ordered to return $30,000 in delta-8 and delta-10 THC products to a store after they raided and confiscated the products and some cash, local media reports. Although no court order is available online, media reports indicate that the judge in the case sided with the store over the legality of those products in the state.
21st March 2022
US - Georgia: House Bill 1425 was passed by the House and now heads to the Senate. The bill would kick-start the issuing of low-THC oil production licences for medical purposes after the state's programme has been mired by controversy and litigation. Georgia only allows medical cannabis in the form of low-THC oil (up to 5% THC).
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