LOUISVILLE, GA (WFXG) – Medical marijuana company TheraTrue just received approval to open a new facility just days ago and now has big plans for Louisville.
The company plans to convert an old factory into a brand new medical marijuana plant. TheraTrue says they have $ 50 million in funding commitments for their Virginia and Georgia facilities.
They were given a class two license that allows them to open a 50,000 square foot facility.
These and other facilities approved by the state this week allow companies to extract cannabis oil and use it in a variety of prescription products. The end products must not contain more than 5% THC.
THC is the compound in marijuana that makes you feel high.
In a statement to the founder and chairman of FOX54, Dr. Paul Judge, TheraTrue is excited to be advancing the facility and helping Georgians suffering from chronic conditions who qualify for medical marijuana.
To qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Georgia, you must meet the following criteria set by the Georgia Department of Public Health:
- Cancer, when such a diagnosis is in the end-stage or the treatment causes associated wasting disease or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such a diagnosis is severe or in the end-stage
- Seizure disorders related to the diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma-related head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, when such a diagnosis is severe or terminal
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial Disease
- Parkinson’s disease if the diagnosis is severe or in end-stage
- Sickle cell anemia, when the diagnosis is severe or in the terminal stages
- Tourette Syndrome, when such a syndrome is diagnosed as severe
- Autism Spectrum Disorder if (a) the patient is 18 years of age or older, or (b) the patient is under 18 years of age and has been diagnosed with severe autism
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease, when the disease is severe or in its terminal stages
- AIDS, when such a syndrome is severe or in the terminal stages
- Peripheral neuropathy when symptoms are severe or in the end-stage
- The patient is in the hospice program, either inpatient or outpatient
- Persistent pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or experiencing trauma in a patient who is at least 18 years old
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