Last updated: March 12, 2020

Marijuana legalization in Georgia

Is marijuana legal in Georgia?

Marijuana is illegal in Georgia for recreational and medical use.

Low-THC extract oils are allowed for some medical conditions, after passing 2016’s HB1 (Haleigh’s Hope Act).

A system for manufacturing and distributing low-THC extract products is still being worked out. The state’s 2019 House Bill 324, called Georgia’s Hope Act, was passed in 2019, opening the way for cultivation, manufacture, research, and distribution of low-THC extract products.

A number of cities in Georgia have chosen to partly decriminalize possession of marijuana, including the city of Atlanta.