Growing Marijuana In Georgia

April 30, 2021

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If you know anything about Georgia marijuana laws, you’ll know that Georgia weed growing is a challenging task. Georgia is one of the few states that is determined not to change.

While all of its four neighbors, including Florida, relaxed their laws on marijuana possession or growing, Georgia remained as close to federal standard as possible.

This is unfortunate for all of the residents of Georgia, who likely have similar medical needs as their South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama neighbors. But they are not a fan of medical CBD or decriminalization. The good news is though; it is surrounded by those who are. So hopefully, with time, the laws will relax. I mean, how long can you go against the grain?

If you need ideas on how to set up a discrete, small grow room in Georgia or anywhere else in the world, download our free Grow Bible.

Marijuana Growing Laws in Georgia

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Georgia weed growing will take a little creativity, but experience has proven that those with small, private grow setups that are not exposed to children face less serious charges. It’s called affirmative defense and it is what keeps the home grower out of a lot of hot water.

Growing in Georgia

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Georgia is not a weed-friendly state, so if you choose to grow there, it’s best to keep your garden small.  They consider it a misdemeanor to have up to an ounce, so the fewer plants you have at one time, the better.

There are no specific laws for very small amounts of Georgia weed growing, so it’s hard to say how much trouble you could get into for a couple of plants. Their laws are based on grow operations yielding up to 10 pounds.

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Georgia Weed Growing Laws

Growing marijuana in this state is not exactly legal, but there is some leniency for first-timers.  If all other factors look good (it’s a private grow site, no other criminal issues) you may be issued probation. Probation can mean no jail time, and a cleared record following its completion. This probably only works, if you don’t advertise that you grow weed.

Georgia also has a marijuana tax, popular in many of the states in this region.  The tax is $3.50/gram of marijuana. If, for any reason, cops discover your stash, you will be charged the tax plus additional fees. You have the opportunity to pay the tax ahead of time and prevent any additional fees by doing so.  But be sure to do so without telling anyone you grow weed.

Yes, I’m not sure how that works, either- but I do know where to buy some good marijuana seeds.

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Georgia has been dragging its feet when it comes to joining the marijuana train. If you are looking to grow your own weed, you will need to be very discreet. You can forget about buying any type of decent marijuana seeds anywhere in this state. Buy the best seeds for discrete marijuana growing online.

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FAQs About Growing Marijuana in Georgia

Can I legally grow marijuana in Georgia?

Georgia is not a weed-friendly state yet, so it’s best to keep your garden small if you choose to grow there. The laws consider it a misdemeanor to possess up to an ounce, so just keep a few plants.

Do Georgia marijuana laws have jail time?

Though not exactly legal in Georgia, there is some leniency for first-timers. If all other factors look good (it’s a private grow site, and there are no other criminal issues) you may be issued probation which can mean no jail time, and a cleared record following its completion.

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  1. By Albert lunalover ,10 May 2016
    Have the answer to llegalize pot.
  2. By Growing Marijuana In Wyoming – I Love Growing Marijuana ,24 Aug 2016
    […] | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | […]Read More
  3. By Dan ,28 Jun 2017
    Will this be updated to reflect the new laws that will be enacted July 1, 2017? I was wondering about what the options are for those interested in getting a permit to grow cannabis for medical usage.
    1. By Roy ILGM ,29 Jun 2017
      Hi Dan, we're working on updating all the legislation articles. Quite a job as you may imagine so I'm not sure it's up in time but keep an eye out :D
  4. By Travis ,20 Apr 2019
    I Know the need to gr med mari in georgia is high i my do smoke it im48 years old but come on georgia we are always the last state to be involved and the first to tax the crap […]Read More
  5. By Travis ,20 Apr 2019
    I meant i do not smoke marijuana never did until i Was 48 i also meant i know the need to grow medical marijuana in georgia is high and if someones kid messes with the crop most likely they don’t […]Read More
  6. By Sarah ,22 Jan 2020
    Its6a felony in Georgia to grow ONE plant.

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