Support for expanding the Georgia medical marijuana program is at an all-time, according to a new poll released by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the most comprehensive medical cannabis bill in the United States Senate to date.
More than 100 new patients have received permission to use access the medical marijuana law in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1,800 less than three years after the state began the program.
On May 9, 2017, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16, a medical cannabis expansion bill that adds six new conditions to the list of conditions that qualify for low-thc oil in the state.
Rep. Allen Peake, a state congressman in Georgia, has begun distributing medical marijuana oil to qualifying patients within the state. Although Georgia legalized low-THC medical marijuana in 2015, there is no legal method for patients to obtain it, which prompted Peake to take action.
Public health officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,300 patients have qualified for Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.
For years, Georgia lawmakers have debated the merits of medical marijuana and the discussion will continue this year.
The phones at the Georgia Department of Public Health no longer ring off the hook with people calling to find doctors or asking questions about how the state’s medical marijuana registry works.
In Georgia, a state lawmaker is making a last ditch effort to expand the state’s medical marijuana laws.
Georgia Rep. Allen Peake has announced his plans to reintroduce a bill into the legislature that would allow CBD-only marijuana to be grown in the state for medicinal purposes.
In Georgia on Dec. 9, 2o15, a blue ribbon panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal rejected a proposal to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
While it is an extremely small step, Georgia has made some progress on medical marijuana legislation. The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 1 on February 25, 2015.