Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Program Expansion

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George’s Six New Medical Marijuana Conditions: AIDS Alzheimer’s Disease Autism Epidermolysis Bullosa Peripheral Neuropathy Tourette Syndrome First passed in 2015, George’s current medical marijuana guidelines allow qualifying patients to possess up to 20 ounces of low-THC cannabis oil (5% THC by weight). Ben Watson (R-1st District) that expands the state’s medical marijuana program was overwhelmingly passed on Thursday by the state Senate. Once signed by the governor, the bill will add six additional conditions to Georgia’s current form of limited medical marijuana. Prior to the passage of this legislation, Georgia had restricted their medical marijuana program to the following eight conditions: Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), epilepsy-related seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease, and sickle cell. Chuck Hufstetler (R–52nd District) Sen.

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Headed to the desk of Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal for his approving signature, legislation sponsored by Sen. Ben Watson (R-1st District) that expands the state’s medical marijuana program was overwhelmingly passed on Thursday by the state Senate.

SB 16 has passed! #gapol pic.twitter.com/X5OJRx2BnX

— Georgia’s Hope (@SafeAccessGA) March 30, 2017

Approved by a 45-6 vote, SB 16 represents a brokered compromise between the Senate and House negotiated earlier this month. Once signed by the governor, the bill will add six additional conditions to Georgia’s current form of limited medical marijuana.

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