Georgia’s Pharmacy Medical Marijuana Sales Plan Halted by Federal Agency RulingPosted by On


Federal drug officials have issued a stern warning to Georgia, urging the state to halt its pioneering initiative to authorize pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana products. 

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently alerted pharmacies that distributing medical marijuana is a direct violation of federal law, setting off ripples of concern within Georgia’s budding medical cannabis industry.

Despite the Georgia Board of Pharmacy greenlighting applications for dispensing medical marijuana in October, the DEA’s Nov. 27 directive has thrown a wrench into the works. With licenses already granted to 23 independent pharmacies in Georgia, the situation has left state officials grappling with the federal stance.

The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, overseeing the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana sector, finds itself in a quandary. 

Andrew Turnage, the commission’s executive director, expressed the state’s desire to enable pharmacists to provide consultations for medical cannabis, mirroring their approach with other medications. 

Georgia’s THC Allowance vs. Federal Regulations

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Federal drug officials have issued a stern warning to Georgia, urging the state to halt its pioneering initiative to authorize pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana products.

However, the federal decree holds sway, prohibiting pharmacies from handling or dispensing cannabis products exceeding 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol…

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