Georgia Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Georgia’s governor has signed into law a bill that allows patients who can legally possess low-THC marijuana oil for medical purchases to now purchase it legally. Governor Brian Kemp  signed the measure on Wednesday, calling the new law a “carefully crafted, balanced” measure that would expand access for patients. “Instead of crossing state lines, breaking … Read more

Georgia Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Cannabis for PTSD and Intractable Pain

Legislation to expand Georgia’s medical cannabis program has been signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. Governor Deal signed House Bill 65 into law today, meaning it will take full effect on July 1. The new  law ads post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and  intractable pain to the state’s list of medical conditions that qualify an … Read more

Georgia House Votes to Add PTSD and Intractable Pain to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Georgia’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. The House approved House Bill 764 Wednesday in a 145 to 17 vote, sending it to the Senate for consideration. The measure would allow those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and  intractable pain to join the state’s Low THC Oil Patient Registry. The … Read more

Republic of Georgia Decriminalizes Cannabis After Court Rules Criminalization to be Unconstitutional

The Republic of Georgia’s constitutional court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to criminally prosecute someone for consuming cannabis. “Cannabis consumption has been decriminalized today,” says attorney Iago Khvichia, who represents the political party Girchi. “It will soon be decided whether [consumption] will be legalized”. The ruling doesn’t, however, effect the distribution of cannabis. The ruling comes from … Read more

Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law by Governor

Georgia’s governor has signed into law a measure that significantly expands the state’s limited medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16 into law today, roughly a month and a week after it was passed by the full legislature; it passed the Senate with a 45 to 6 vote, and was passed by … Read more

Georgia Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Sends it to Governor

Legislation significantly expanding Georgia’s medical marijuana law has been passed by the state’s full legislature. The Senate passed Senate Bill 16 today with a 45 to 6 vote, just a couple days after it was passed by the House of Representatives with a 167 to 4 vote. It has now been sent to Governor Nathan … Read more

Georgia House Passes Medical Cannabis Expansion Measure with 167 to 4 Vote

Georgia’s full House of Representatives has voted to expand the state’s medical cannabis law. Senate Bill 16 was passed by the House today with a 167 to 4 vote; the proposal has already been passed by the full Senate. The proposed law would expand the list of conditions that qualify an individual to legally use … Read more

Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Passed by House Committee

A key House committee has given approval to a Georgia bill that would greatly expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 16 would expand a 2015 law that allows for the medical use of cannabis oil by adding six new conditions that qualify someone to become a legal medical cannabis patient. Those conditions are … Read more

Georgia Senate Committee Passes Bill to Greatly Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Georgia’s Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a measure that would significantly reduce the penalties associated with possessing small amounts of marijuana. Senate Bill 105, filed by Senator Harold Jones (D), would reduce the penalty associated with possessing up to a half ounce of cannabis from a potential one year prison sentence, to a maximum fine … Read more

Georgia House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia’s full House of Representatives has passed a bill that would significantly expand a medical marijuana law passed in 2015. House Bill 65, sponsored by State Representative Allen Peake (R), was passed with an overwhelming 156 to 6 vote. The measure would expand a law passed in 2015 that allows for the medical use of … Read more