© 2022 WUGA | University of Georgia
shupe_2.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Two Georgia companies to begin medical marijuana production

medical_marijuana.jpg

Two companies have been licensed in Georgia to produce medical marijuana.

The final vote by the Georgia Access to Medical Marijuana Commission is a major step toward ending a seven year delay that kept registered patients from legally buying the drug that they are allowed to consume. The unanimous approval was given granting Botanical Sciences LLC and Tru-lieve Georgia, Inc, authorization to grow, manufacture and sell marijuana oil which can have no more than 5% THC.

The two companies have one year to begin production. Tru-lieve is a large company that already operates in six states and plans to open a growing facility in Adel in South Georgia. Botanical Sciences is a new company that plans to operate in Glennville, a small city in southeast Georgia.

Four other licenses are expected to be awarded at some point, after litigation over the award process is resolved.