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Is marijuana legal in Georgia?

With many states legalizing marijuana, it can sometimes be confusing to know where the law stands in your own state. If you wonder if marijuana is legal in Georgia, then the answer is that at this time it is not legal for recreational use, but it is legal for medical use in some cases, according to The Hill. The state joins many other states in the country that have legalized marijuana for medical use for chronic health conditions.

The state recently expanded the health conditions that are approved for medical use. Added were intractable pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to note that only conditions listed under the law are treatable with medical cannabis. You cannot use marijuana to treat something like a toothache legally.

The state legislator has been working on marijuana legislation for years now. There was an attempt at recreational legalization that failed and one currently in the works that is moving along rather well. However, anything beyond medical use is not legal in the state just yet, and you are not allowed to sell it or grow it legally, even if you are a legal medical user.

As a southern state, it is quite exciting for Georgia to even be open to the idea of legalizing marijuana for all types of uses. The south is notoriously opposed to legalizing marijuana. However, any vote in the state for full legalization will end with the voters, so it is still very much up on the air as to how it will all play out in the end. This information is for education and is not legal advice.