Medical Cannabis Bill Passed by Georgia House of Representatives with 158 to 2 Vote

A proposal georgiato legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts has been passed by Georgia’s full House of Representatives with an overwhelming 158 to 2 vote.

House Bill 1, titled the Haleigh’s Hope Act, would legalize the possession and use of up to 20 ounces of cannabis extracts for those with certain medical conditions who receive a recommendation from a physician, and subsequently register with the Department of Public Health. The cannabis extracts must contain no more than 5% THC.

Qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use under House Bill 1 would include seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, mitochondrial disease and Crohn’s Disease. Representative Peake estimates that there are over 500,000 people in Georgia with medical conditions that would qualify them to use medical cannabis extracts if his proposal becomes law.

House Bill 1 now heads to the Senate, where its passage would send it to Governor Nathan Deal for consideration.


1 thought on “Medical Cannabis Bill Passed by Georgia House of Representatives with 158 to 2 Vote”

  1. Dictators dictating our strengths of CBD and THC and whom they want to get help excluding all the rest that could be helped. There is no equality when being able to chose your food and medicine is chosen not by you but by your government. It’s a non toxic plant gov. Has no right to take away natural medicine or dictate we must grow it to suit them we know our bodies and needs,


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