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

While HB 1 was a step in the right direction, it does not help many patients and provides no way to access the medicine.  Please support our efforts for a more workable solution in 2017!