Georgia's first marijuana dispensary banner

New CBD Store and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Change the Landscape at Hartsfield-Jackson and Georgia

Sep 6, 2023


Atlanta, GA--Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, renowned for its bustling foot traffic, now offers a new CBD store in its domestic terminal. 

[Image via Fox 5]

SunMed Your CBD Store recently set up shop in August, replacing a former vending machine area near the main checkpoint. 

This isn't the company's first venture in the airport; SunMed opened a store on Concourse D earlier in the year.

According to a report published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CBD, short for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp and is federally legal if its THC content remains below 0.3%. 

SunMed boasts an extensive product line ranging from edibles and tinctures to beauty products and bath bombs. While the company operates over 400 locations nationwide, with 37 in metro Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson marks its debut in the airport retail sector. 

SunMed’s Chief Development Officer Tony Bryan emphasized in the report the strategic advantage of operating in the world's busiest airport, citing the potential for vast exposure.

Georgia Embraces Medical Marijuana with New Dispensaries

As stated in a FOX 5 news report, in a historic move for Georgia's healthcare landscape, the state witnessed the opening of its medical marijuana dispensaries after an eight-year-long wait. 

Registered patients, who until now had to rely on external sources, can now legally purchase THC oil in the state. This significant milestone came to fruition after the state-sanctioned licenses for five such dispensaries.

The report noted that Jim and Lisa Wages, parents of a medically fragile child, stood first in line at Trulieve Medical Marijuana Dispensary. 

For them and many others who have passionately advocated for this cause, this moment was nothing short of hitting the jackpot. The facility in Marietta, overseen by Trulieve, is one of two licensed dispensaries set to provide low-dose THC oil to patients with severe conditions such as Parkinson’s and terminal cancer.

The report noted that Georgia's journey to this momentous occasion has been laden with political debates, lawsuits, and disagreements about cultivation and sales rights. 

State Rep. Devan Seabough, who witnessed the dispensary's grand opening, remarked on its long-awaited arrival and highlighted the life-changing potential of medical marijuana, especially for young patients with severe seizures.