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Two Georgia companies to begin medical marijuana production

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.