Georgia is poised to become the first state in the United States to allow pharmacies to sell medical cannabis. This groundbreaking move is expected to make access to medical cannabis more convenient and accessible for patients.
Under Georgia’s new law, licensed pharmacies will be able to sell low-dose THC products to patients with a valid medical cannabis card. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a “high.” However, the THC content of products sold in pharmacies will be limited to 5%.
Patients will be able to purchase a variety of THC products from pharmacies, including:
Pharmacists will be required to undergo training on the safe and effective use of medical cannabis. They will also be responsible for counseling patients on the potential risks and benefits of medical cannabis use.
There are a number of potential benefits to pharmacy-based medical cannabis sales. These include:
Some potential challenges of pharmacy-based medical cannabis sales include:
Only patients with a valid medical cannabis card will be eligible to purchase medical cannabis from pharmacies.
The Georgia Compassionate Care Act allows for the use of medical cannabis to treat a number of medical conditions, including:
Patients will be able to purchase up to a 90-day supply of medical cannabis from pharmacies.
The cost of medical cannabis will vary depending on the product and the pharmacy. However, patients can expect to pay between $50 and $300 per month for medical cannabis.
Georgia’s move to allow pharmacies to sell medical cannabis is a significant development in the state’s medical cannabis program. This change is expected to make medical cannabis more accessible to patients and reduce the stigma associated with its use. However, there are also some potential challenges associated with pharmacy-based medical cannabis sales. The success of this new program will only be determined in time.
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