Georgia’s first medical cannabis dispensary opens, others to open in summer – Valdosta Daily Times


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ATLANTA — After nearly 10 years in the making, medical marijuana is now available in Georgia as its first dispensaries opened April 28 in Macon and Marietta.

They are two of five locations issued dispensing licenses by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission during an April 26 vote. The two facilities, operated by Trulieve GA, are located at 3556 Riverside Dr. in Macon and 220 Cobb Parkway in Marietta.  

“We believe that access to medical cannabis improves lives, and Trulieve is proud to be the first to provide that access to the state of Georgia,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “We look forward to providing high quality products and an elite experience.”

GMCC bylaws require the three other dispensaries issued licenses to be fully operational within 120 days of the date the license was issued.

Trulieve GA plans to open three more dispensaries in Columbus, Newnan and Pooler. Botanical Sciences LLC, which received two dispensary licenses April 26, plans to open locations in Pooler and Marietta.

In July 2021, the GMCC awarded the two companies Class I licenses, allowing growing, cultivating and manufacturing THC oil in

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