As Georgia’s leading physician-owned medical cannabis provider, Botanical Sciences places a priority on meeting the needs of patients in Georgia. We not only offer high-quality medical cannabis but also commit to delivering comprehensive information and education. Our goal is to empower you in discovering the most effective cannabis therapies tailored to your needs.
Purity, Quality, And Consistency Are Paramount
Not All Medical Cannabis is Created Equal
For medical cannabis, purity, quality, and consistency are paramount. Our Georgia production facility is where we handle every step—from cultivating, processing, to distributing—using state-of-the-art equipment and processes. This meticulous approach ensures that we provide the highest quality medical cannabis available in the state.
The Cannabis Flower
The quality of a product hinges on the source material, and for cannabis, that source is the flower itself. Optimal conditions, careful cultivation, and proper handling are crucial in growing the highest quality cannabis. By prioritizing these factors, we can consistently deliver superior products that maximize the relief you seek.
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Precision at Every Stage of Production
Extraction, Manufacture, and Testing
Our meticulous extraction and manufacturing processes greatly impact the quality of our products. With our advanced closed loop extraction system and Thin Film Distillation, we produce exceptionally clean oil, nearly odorless and tasteless. This high level of purity enhances ease of ingestion and metabolism for patients.
Further ensuring our quality, we conduct our own rigorous testing to guarantee that all our products are free from contaminants or impurities.
Scientific Evidence for Medical Cannabis
Medical cannabis is backed by extensive scientific research, highlighting the diverse therapeutic potential of its cannabinoids. As one of the few U.S. cannabis companies with a schedule 1 DEA license for research, we proudly collaborate with universities and healthcare systems to advance the science of medical cannabis.
By pushing these boundaries of knowledge, we are actively contributing to medical cannabis research, ensuring better treatment options for all.
Medical cannabis has been found to be effective in treating chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, which is often difficult to treat with traditional painkillers.
Anxiety and Depression
Cannabinoids have been shown to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in animal models and clinical trials.
Nausea and Vomiting
Cannabinoids have been found to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Cannabinoids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may be useful in treating a variety of conditions such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.
Cannabis has been found to be effective in treating sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea. Georgia patients who suffer from sleep disturbances due to a qualifying condition may benefit from this type of cannabis therapy.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Sickle Cell Disease
Tracing the Journey of Medicinal Cannabis
The History of Medical Cannabis
The historical use of cannabis for medicinal purposes spans thousands of years across various cultures. However, restrictions and bans arose in the 20th century due to concerns about abuse. In the 1970s, research resumed, leading to the legalization of medical cannabis in countries like the Netherlands and Canada. California was the first U.S. state to legalize it in 1996, followed by many others.
Today, medical cannabis treats a wide range of conditions, including those recognized by Georgia state law. Ongoing research suggests cannabinoids hold therapeutic potential. Despite challenges, medical cannabis enjoys increasing acceptance from patients, healthcare providers, and policymakers worldwide.
Road to Relief
Talk to Your Healthcare Provider
Your healthcare provider is an invaluable resource when considering medical cannabis as a treatment option. They can assess if it’s suitable for your medical condition, provide dosing recommendations, suggest delivery methods, and address any potential interactions with other medications. Rely on their expertise to make informed decisions and ensure the safe and effective use of medical cannabis.
Research Available Products
At Botanical Sciences we offer a variety of formulations in tincture, capsule, and topical form. Information about our different products can be found here.
Know Your Condition and Symptoms
THC and CBD are prominent active compounds in cannabis, each with distinct effects. Together these cannabinoids work synergistically to deliver a full spectrum of benefits for a wide range of disease states and symptoms. We provide a comprehensive medical cannabis guide that outlines effective THC to CBD ratios for a multitude of conditions. Download a copy of the guide here. Empower yourself with knowledge to make informed decisions about your medical cannabis journey.
Start Low, and Go Slow
If you are new to cannabis or trying a new product, it is recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed. This can help you avoid potential side effects and better understand how the product affects your body.
Keep a Journal
Keeping a journal of your cannabis use can help you track your symptoms, dosage, and any side effects you experience. This information can be helpful in determining which products and dosages are most effective for you over time.
Seek Support From Communities
It is recommended to have a support system to stay on track with your treatment. Share your experience with a close one or seek support from communities.
Stay Open-Minded to Personalize Your Experience
Each patient’s experience will be different from case to case, as you may not notice the benefit you were looking for immediately, stay open-minded to continue building your personalized treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
While CBD oil is produced by the cannabis plant, it is not the same as medical cannabis. Medical cannabis products may contain both CBD and THC, whereas CBD oil typically contains only CBD. In Georgia, low-THC oil (containing up to 5% THC) is classified as medical cannabis and requires a medical cannabis card for legal use.
Cannabis oil with a maximum concentration of 5% THC. Available products include tinctures, capsules, topicals, and lozenges. Smoking or vaping of cannabis is currently not allowed under Georgia law.
To learn more about medical cannabis and its potential benefits for various medical conditions, visit our Education page on our website. We are dedicated to providing accurate, up-to-date information to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare.
Georgia law permits registered medical cannabis patients to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of low-THC oil. It’s important to note that possession of any form of cannabis exceeding this limit or any form of cannabis other than low-THC oil could result in legal penalties.
Yes, there are numerous varieties of cannabis, each with unique properties. At Botanical Sciences, we offer a variety of products derived from different strains to cater to the individual needs of our patients.
Medical cannabis products should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Always keep them out of reach from children and pets.
In the context of Georgia’s medical cannabis program, “intractable pain” is a term used to describe a type of persistent pain that remains unrelieved despite exhaustive efforts at treatment. Specifically, it refers to a pain condition where the underlying cause can’t be remedied, and the application of comprehensive pain management strategies for a minimum period of six months has either failed to provide sufficient relief or has resulted in side effects that are too severe to tolerate.
While Georgia law provides legal access to medical cannabis, it does not prevent employers from enforcing drug-free workplace policies. It’s important to understand your employer’s policies and consider seeking legal advice if you feel you are being unfairly discriminated against.
No, Georgia law currently prohibits individuals from cultivating their own medical cannabis. Patients must purchase their medical cannabis products from a licensed dispensary, such as Botanical Sciences.