MAG offers 'Medical Cannabinoid Oil Registry' fact sheet

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is reminding its members that it offers a one-page fact sheet that explains how affected patients can register to possess medical cannabinoid oil in the state.

Georgians who have one or more of eight covered conditions can obtain a written verification from a physician to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of low-level THC cannabinoid oil – including up to five percent for adults and up to three percent for children.

MAG Legislative Associate Kimberly Ramseur explains that, “Patients who wish to obtain the oil must consult with their physician who must agree to submit the required forms verifying that the patient is suffering from one of the covered conditions.”

She says the covered conditions include cancer (end-stage or when the treatment produces a related wasting illness and/or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting); seizure disorders that are related to epilepsy or trauma-related head injuries; ALS; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; sickle cell disease (severe or end-stage); and Crohn’s or mitochondrial disease.
Ramseur also stresses that, “The decision to allow patients to obtain cannabinoid oil is solely at the discretion of the physician.”

Finally, she notes that the process includes three primary steps, including having the patient sign a waiver, having the physician register for and log into the Georgia Department of Public Health’s ‘Low THC Registry,’ and having the physician submit quarterly reports to the Georgia Composite Medical Board.

MAG members can contact Ramseur at 678.303.9273 or with questions.

Click for MAG fact sheet

Click for Georgia DPH “Low THC Oil Registry” website

Click for patient waiver