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Georgia Marijuana Laws

Georgia Marijuana Laws

Currently, only non-psychoactive medical CBD oil is legal in Georgia.

For non-patients, possession of no more than 1 oz of cannabis is a felony punishable by up to 12 months of imprisonment or 12 months of public works. The convicted person may also pay a $1,000 fine. Possession of more cannabis is punishable by a sentence of up to ten years in jail and a $5,000 fine. A person possessing no more than 10 pounds with the intent to distribute may be charged with a maximum 10-year imprisonment. Possession of larger amounts of the substance is punished with harsher penalties.

Sale or delivery of up to 10 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a sentence of between 1 and 10 years in jail.

Home growing is illegal. Cultivation of up to 10 pounds may lead to a 10-year imprisonment.

Public consumption of marijuana is illegal.

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