Medical Marijuana proposal considered in Georgia
Lawmakers of Georgia are recommending that the state government pass laws next year to legalize cannabis farming and cannabis oil distribution.
The proposals would help provide medical marijuana to over 6,000 registered patients in the state of Georgia. It would also boost the economy of farmers and harvests.
Manufacturing and distribution of medical marijuana products will likely be considered in the upcoming months. Georgia has allowed patients to use medical marijuana since 2015, but state law still prohibits buying, selling or transporting it.
A separate proposal from a joint House and Senate study committee would set up regulations for growing and selling a more potent cannabis product, low THC oil, which could be used by patients suffering from severe seizures, intractable pain, deadly cancer and other ailments. Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows up to 5 percent THC, but it doesn’t provide any legal way to obtain it.