About HB 1
HB 1, also called Haleigh’s Hope Act, was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2015.
The patient registry, which is administered by the Department of Public Health, became available on June 16, 2015. Patients and physicians wishing to register can do so on the Low THC Oil Registry website.
As of November 2016, there were over 1,100 Georgia patients registered, representing all of the eight medical conditions.
Here is what you need to know about the current law:
Includes 8 Medical Conditions
Approved only for these qualified conditions which must be certified by a physician: cancer, ALS, seizure disorders, MS, Crohn’s disease, Mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s, sickle cell disease
Limits delivery method to oil only
Medical cannabis oil only taken in oral form. Smoking is not allowed.
NOT Recreational Legalization
HB 1 does NOT legalize cannabis for recreational purposes
Most Medical Refugee Families Come Home
Allows immediate immunity and protection from prosecution for possession of cannabis oil with less than 5% THC
Regulation and Oversight
Patient registration and physician oversight is administered by the Department of Public Health.
NOT Legalization for all citizens
HB 1 does NOT legalize cannabis for any medical purposes outside of the eight qualified conditions