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About our mission

Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education (CARE) Project is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to the reform of Georgia’s outmoded, racially biased, and un-compassionate cannabis laws. We are a volunteer organization and we believe it’s long past time to end marijuana prohibition.

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Georgia CARE Project has three main goals:

  1. Allow patients unfettered and safe access to tested and regulated medical marijuana that is grown, packaged, and sold in Georgia.
  2. Reform Georgia law to remove criminal penalties for the possession of cannabis.
  3. Legalize industrial hemp and usher in a robust hemp industry in Georgia.

The cost of prohibition in terms of civil liberties, lost revenue, wasted tax dollars and criminal justice resources is unjustifiable. State legislators have acknowledged we can no longer afford the current criminal justice policies and that we must seek solutions. We are working to help make this happen.

We aim to serve as a clearinghouse for information on cannabis law reform, activism, research, and provide a voice for cannabis law reform in Georgia. Whether you’re an activist, an interested citizen, a patient, or a journalist, we want to help you get the information you need.




Disclaimer: Georgia CARE Project does not advocate violation of any local, state or federal laws. We do not offer medical or legal advice – please consult a lawyer or medical professional.  We do not offer referrals for access to medical cannabis. We are not associated with any government agency.

Know the Numbers

Laws against cannabis possession are extremely punitive to low level non-violent drug offenders. The laws disproportionately impact communities of color in Georgia and around the nation. This is a civil rights issue.

Black Georgians are 3.7 times more likely than their white counterparts to be arrested for cannabis possession.
In Georgia you can be sentenced for up to 10 years in federal prison for possession of 2 ounces of cannabis.
66 %
The percentage of Republican voters that support the production of medical marijuana in Georgia.
In 2012 in Georgia, there were 30,611 marijuana related arrests. These arrests cost taxpayers millions every year.

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