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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Georgia?

With marijuana increasingly available in many states, you may think it’s no longer a crime to possess the drug in Georgia. This is not the case. Even if you obtain cannabis in a state where it is legal, it becomes illegal once you cross the border into Georgia.

If you have been arrested for possession of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana in Georgia, turn to the lawyers at Garland, Samuel & Loeb in Atlanta. Call 404-975-0459 for a free initial consultation.

What if I Have a Prescription?

Medical marijuana is legal in many states if you have a prescription. However, state laws are not consistent in how much THC medical marijuana you may obtain. Neither are state laws consistent in what conditions may be treated with medical marijuana. Georgia’s laws are far more restrictive than those of other states. Even if you obtain medical marijuana legally in a state that allows it, it likely will be illegal if transported into Georgia.

Depending on the quantity in your possession, it may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you transport more than one ounce of cannabis into Georgia for any reason, you may be charged with a felony. You could face a jail sentence of one year or longer and bear the lifelong stigma of a felony conviction. Even a misdemeanor conviction would result in a permanent criminal record and could affect you later in life.

Our attorneys are here to provide you the strongest possible defense. We are known throughout Georgia and the nation for the results we have obtained for clients in negotiations with prosecutors and at trial.

Protecting Your Rights in Georgia

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Georgia, you have rights that need to be protected. Before you say anything to police that could be incriminating, contact our lawyers for a free initial consultation. Call 404-975-0459 or toll free at 877-650-0825.