Medical marijuana has been legalized in Georgia since 2015 but unfortunately, it took about eight more years for the state to develop a proper channel so that registered medical marijuana patients can access the required products.
Apart from not actively upgrading its medical marijuana laws, the state of Georgia also provides no legal protection whatsoever to its registered medical marijuana patients when it comes to owning a firearm.
The state doesnât have its own gun possession laws and is under the influence of federal laws on this matter.
Taking My Gun To a Dispensary in Georgia: Is It a Good Idea?
Well, in order to carry around your firearm in Georgia, you require a carry permit. There are as such no places that are âoff-limitsâ for gun possession, as long as you have a valid carry permit.
But, as marijuana (yes, including medical marijuana) is a Schedule I substance as per the federal classification, owning a gun in Georgia while being a registered medical marijuana user is nearly impossible.
Consuming CBD Products and Owning a Gun in Georgia
Fortunately, consuming CBD products while owning a firearm with a valid permit is completely legal. The only condition is that you must be an adult (21 years or older) and the CBD products must be industrial-hemp driven with a THC content of not more than 0.3%.
Our expert opinion
Among all the US states that have legalized medical marijuana in some capacity, the state of Georgia is the only one requiring extra effort to be done by the state government so that its medical marijuana program can function effectively.
Patients now have to choose between their weed card and their gun rights. Some might try to have both, but it’s risky. We hope future laws let patients have their medicine and rights together.