GEORGIA – Georgia’s medical marijuana regulator, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission (GMCC), has awarded four new low-THC medical marijuana (MMJ) production licenses, bringing the total number of licensed producers in the state to six, MJBizDaily reports.
The companies, including FFD GA Holdings, TheraTrue Georgia, Natures GA, and Treevana Remedy, received “provisional contracts for Class 2 production licenses.”
The GMCC Chair, Sid Johnson, hailed the move as a “major expansion of acces
s to medical cannabis for patients in Georgia.” The additional licenses could lead to a potential increase in the number of dispensaries from nine to thirty, offering medical relief to patients unable to travel due to their medical conditions.
The awarding of Class 2 production licenses faced delays due to litigation from companies not selected as the highest scoring applicants. Despite potential future legal challenges, Johnson emphasized the certainty of the need for low-THC oil and products as medical treatment and relief for patients in Georgia.
Georgia’s limited medical cannabis market currently allows the sale of cannabis oil with no more than 5% THC, excluding other product types like flowers.
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