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DR's in Georgia?

Viracocha711

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I suffered a spinal cord injury a few years back...I have been on a several pain meds for this time and none help as much as cannabis. If it had not been for a friend of a friend who was smoking some at a house I was at I would have never even known. I was at this house with some friends and I was hurting and bitchin about my meds not working when one of the people who lived there ask me flat out if I had tried pot for my pain. Anyway, they fired one up and the rest is history. Although the relief is temp, 30-45 minutes, I have heard that certain strains could have much better results.

Now, I live in Ga., there is an old Med Marijuana law but I think it is for glaucoma and chemo patients but I am not sure...If anyone could help me with this I could not thank you enough, living in pain really sucks!
 

Pinch

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Don't think so..

Less than 1 oz (first offense) misdemeanor probation* none
Less than 1 oz (subsequent offense) misdemeanor 1 year $1,000
1 oz or more felony 1 - 10 years variable
Within 1,000 feet of school, or other specifed areas (first offense) felony 20 years $20,000
Within 1,000 feet of school, or other specifed areas (subsequent offense) felony 5 years MMS** $40,000
Use of communication equipment felony 1 - 4 years*** $30,000
*Charge dismissed upon completion of probation.
**Mandatory minimum sentence.
***This sentence runs consecutive to other sentences.

Sale or Cultivation or Trafficking
10 lbs or less felony 1 - 10 years none
10 to 2,000 lbs felony 5 years MMS** $100,000
2,000 to 10,000 lbs felony 7 years MMS** $250,000
10,000 lbs or more felony 15 years MMS** $1,000,000
Use of communication equipment felony 1 - 4 years*** $30,000
Hire, solicit, engage services of a minor felony 5 years MMS** $20,000
**Mandatory minimum sentence.
***This sentence runs consecutive to other sentences.
Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc...)
Any conviction (first offense) causes minimum 6 months driver's license suspension.^
Any conviction (second offense) causes minimum 1 year driver's license suspension.
Any conviction (third offense) causes minimum 2 years driver's license suspension.
Any conviction may also cause suspension of professional license.
Reinstated upon completion of a drug use program.

Details

Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor and can be punished by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, upon a first drug conviction the offender may be placed on probation, and upon successful completion the proceedings against him may be discharged. Possession of one ounce or more is a felony and is punishable by 1 - 10 years in prison.

Any cultivation, manufacture or distribution is a felony, punishable by 1 - 10 years in prison.

Any possession, manufacture or distribution of greater than 50 pounds is considered trafficking and all trafficking offenses carry mandatory minimum sentences. For amounts greater than 50 pound but less that 2,000 pounds, the sentence is a minimum of 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. For 2,000 pounds to less than 10,000 pounds, the minimum sentence is 7 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. For 10,000 pounds or more, the minimum sentence is 15 years and a $1,000,000 fine.

The use of any communication facility, such as a telephone or radio, during any drug felony may add 1 - 4 years to the sentence and a fine of $30,000.

Distribution or possession within 1,000 feet of any school, park, playground, recreational center or drug free commercial zone is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, for the first conviction. A second conviction is punishable by 5 - 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $40,000.

Upon a first conviction of a drug offense, the offender's driver's license is suspended for at least six months and will be reinstated only upon completion of a drug use program. For a second conviction the suspension will be at least one year and for a third conviction the suspension will be at least two years.

Professional licenses can also be suspended upon a drug conviction.

Conditional release: The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Mandatory minimum sentence: When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Drugged driving: This state has a zero tolerance per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have any detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids. For more information, see NORML's Drugged Driving (DUID) report.

Marijuana tax stamps: This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction. For more information, see NORML's report Marijuana Tax Stamp Laws And Penalties .

Source: NORML

Doesn't look very promising, move to California.
 

Viracocha711

New Member
Yes, I know...Yet due to my injuries it is perfectly legal for my DR to prescribe my an extremely addictive drug Oxycotin...Which is just big drug companies form of herion. My DR told me flat out if I abuse my prescription or find myself without it for more than a 24 hour period I could die! And I should go to an emergency room and have them contact my DR. This terrifies me, I do not abuse my prescription but what if that day comes and I am without, I can't drive? Yet no one has ever died from pot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It just does not make any sense whatsoever!
 

Pinch

New Member
You're probably not going to see a change to your state laws in your lifetime so move to California.. :3: :peace:

P.S.: Amen.. no one has ever died from cannabis and no one ever will.
 
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