Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: LEGAL
Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL
Under Haleigh’s Hope Act, passed in 2015, Georgia allows for marijuana-sourced CBD to be used to treat medical conditions. However, the CBD oil must contain less than 5% THC and the CBD must be equal to or greater than the THC. It can only be prescribed for approved qualifying conditions, including end-stage cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease, and sickle cell disease.
As for recreational use of marijuana, the laws are changing in Georgia at the time of writing. A 2017 court decision decriminalized personal use and possession of marijuana (although the individual can still be fined), but the sale, distribution, and production is still illegal.