2023 Georgia Marijuana Laws

Is marijuana legal in Georgia now?

No, not for recreational use. Georgia has strict laws regarding the possession and use of marijuana. It is illegal for recreational use, and possession of even small amounts can result in penalties.

What are the penalties for marijuana in Georgia?

If someone is found to have 1 ounce or less of marijuana(besides cities it is decriminalized), the penalties are that they may face a misdemeanor charge that is punishable by a maximum of 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. They may also be required to do public works for up to 12 months. If someone is found to have more than 1 ounce of marijuana, they may face a felony charge that carries a prison sentence of at least 1 year and a maximum of 10 years.

Is Georgia approved for medical marijuana?

Yes. The state does have a limited medical marijuana program, but it is only available to patients with certain debilitating conditions and is overseen by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Composite Medical Board.

What cities have decriminalized marijuana in Georgia?

Cities such as Atlanta, Macon, Athens, Savannah, Clarkston, Forest Park, Kingsland, Stone Crest, and Tybee Island have decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, Financial penalties range from $35 to $300. There are currently bills pending in the state that would legalize the use, possession, and retail sale of marijuana for adults, but these have not yet been passed.

Can you order edibles in GA?

No. In Georgia, edibles that are infused with THC are considered illegal because THC is classified as a Schedule I drug by the state.

Can you buy Delta 9 gummies in Georgia?

Yes. Delta 9 gummies can be legally purchased in Georgia.

Can you smoke Delta 8 in public in Georgia?

Yes. Delta 8 is an alternative to marijuana that is legal to purchase and smoke in Georgia. Delta 8 is a cannabinoid about 50% as potent as delta 9.

Can you fail a drug test from Delta 8 and Delta 9 in Georgia?

Yes. No matter the source or form, any THC consumed will be metabolized into the same THC metabolites in the body. This means that consuming any amount of THC can potentially cause someone to fail a drug test. This is because drug tests are designed to detect the presence of THC metabolites, rather than the THC itself.

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