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CAMILLA, GeorgiaMay 19, 2021Georgia Atlas, a Georgia medical cannabis company, Launched enrollment for the Georgia Medical Patients and Veterans Research Study on Sunday, May 16 during an online educational event via Zoom. The study is led by Georgia Atlas, INC, The CanniMedic, & the Georgia Medical Cannabis Society. Watch the May 16 event replay here:

This research study invites any resident of the state of Georgia to share information related to medical conditions, treatments, and interest in medical cannabis and low-THC Oil in Georgia, without asking participants to share any personally identifying information like name, address, or zip code. Anyone from Georgia can take the survey here: and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Preliminary research results will be presented to the public in early Sept 2021.



“Here at home in Georgia, we have the opportunity to develop a robust medical cannabis program that meets the needs of our residents. This study aims to collect information about what most ails our medical patients and veterans in Georgia and help us design programs that address the real needs on the ground.” – Dr. James (J) Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Georgia Atlas.


Study investigators include:

  1. Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH – Chief Research Officer, Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC

  2. Dr. James (J) Smith – Emergency Department Medical Director at Northside Gwinnett

  3. Dr. Stephen White – Professor – Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

  4. Chris McElvany – Founder and President, Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, Super Critical Labs, SLANG Worldwide, Organa Labs

  5. Stanley Atkins, II – The “CanniMedic”; The Stanley Group; GA Chapter – Minorities for Medical Marijuana; Georgia Atlas Advisor

  6. Dr. Derek Polly – Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Emory University Hospital  – Emory University Hospital, Mercer University

  7. KJ Levenson – Georgia Atlas

  8. David Ritter – Data Scientist, Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC

  9. Blue Quisquis – Founder – National Native American Cannabis Association

  10. The Georgia Medical Cannabis Society

  11. Dr. Lisa Perry-Gilkes – Director, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Atlas Medical Board Member

  12. Stephen George – Veteran and Patient Advocate

  13. Dr. Roderick Stewart – Family Medicine Physician, Absolute Care Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

  14. Kebra LaShawn Smith – Founder, CannaHealth

  15. Dr. Matt Lyon – Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

  16. Dr. Colin Lentz – Lanier Valley Dentistry

  17. Dr. Lovie DNP – Randomize Now


Georgia Atlas applied for a license to cultivate and manufacture low-THC Oil in Georgia in late January 2021 and hopes to operate throughout Georgia if licensed.

Six licenses are expected to be awarded early summer of 2021. If you are a resident of Georgia, please take the survey here: