Medical marijuana facility receives approval to open in Louisville

July 28th, 10:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, GA (WFXG) - Medical marijuana company TheraTrue received approval to open a new facility just days ago, and now they have big plans for Louisville. 

The company plans to turn an old factory into a brand new medical marijuana growing facility. TheraTrue says they have $50 million dollars in funding commitments for their facilities slated in Virginia and Georgia. 

They received a class two license which will allow them to open a 50,000 square foot facility. 

This facility and others, approved by the state this week, allows the companies to extract cannabis oil and use it in a variety of prescription-grade products. The final products cannot contain more than 5% THC. 

THC is the compound in marijuana that gives you a high feeling. 

In a statement to FOX54 Founder and Chairman Dr. Paul Judge says TheraTrue are excited to move forward with the facility and help Georgians suffering from chronic conditions that qualify for the 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 diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
  • Seizure disorders related to the diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
  • Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
  • Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
  • Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end-stage
  • AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end-stage
  • Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end-stage
  • Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age

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