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Can I bring medical marijuana from another state to Georgia?

Marijuana tourism is rapidly increasing as more people are realizing the medical benefits of marijuana. As more states are legalizing both the medical and recreational uses of marijuana products, residents of other states take trips in order to receive the benefits of the drug. However, many get confused as to whether they can legally take the legally acquired marijuana back to their home state of Georgia.

Getting help for chemical dependency

Addiction is something that many people suffer from in different forms. It is an illness that you should never feel ashamed of, but it is important to come to terms with it so that you can begin on a path to recovery. For an overwhelming number of people, it takes a criminal charge to make them realize that they need help.

Being charged with drug possession in Georgia

Georgia's state laws are relatively strict when it comes to drug possession and distribution. The state regulates prescription drugs in addition to illegal drugs, and, therefore, you can be subject to harsh sentences if you are found in wrongful possession of such drugs.

Can I avoid jail if I go to rehab?

Sometimes, in situations where a person is convicted of a drug-related crime, the defendant can avoid going to jail if he or she commits him or herself to a drug rehabilitation program. Many guidelines have to be put into place in order for this to happen; however, it is certainly possible and can create positive solutions for all involved.

What’s the law on Marijuana in Georgia?

The law on marijuana changes very frequently, especially with a trend towards legalization in some states. Different states also have different laws about possessing and selling marijuana. In the case of Georgia, traditionally the state has been very strict with regard to the consumption of marijuana and it has been very limited. "Haleigh's Hope Act", more formally known as House Bill 1, gives permission for some medical patients to be able to possess cannabis oil.

Possible defenses for drug possession charges

Being accused of drug possession can be an extremely serious charge depending on the type and quantity of drug that you were accused of having in your possession. You may or may not be charged with an intent to sell, but if you intend to plead not guilty, it is important to speak to an attorney about the possible defenses that could be accepted in court.

What is the law on drug sales charges?

The sale of cocaine, heroin or meth are criminal charges in the U.S., however there are many variable factors when it comes to the severity of the charge. The seriousness of the charge most often depends on the type of drug involved; however, there are many other things that are taken into consideration. This blog will run through the general laws and sentences when it comes to charges against selling drugs.