Georgia To Legalize Cannabis Oil
After years of back and forth, it looks as if Georgia is finally in approval of medical marijuana law. The state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would legalize the use of cannabis oil for eight specific medical conditions. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is now on its way to the House to be tweaked to perfection.
An anxious and optimistic Peake feels as if the it won't be long before the House passes the bill and the measure can be passed by the end of the week. The bill allows a limit of 5 percent THC to treat seizure disorders, sickle cell anemia, cancer, Crohn's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Medical patients would be allowed to possess 20 ounces of cannabis oil with strict supervision from their physician.
According to Peake, the bill, which passed 48-6, will benefit nearly 500,000 Georgians if it is signed into law. It will arrange for the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis to oversee the program. Both adults and children will be able to be treated with medical cannabis oil.