Medical Cannabis Bill Unanimously Approved by Georgia House Committee

Georgia’sgeorgia House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee has unanimously passed House Bill 1, the Haleigh’s Hope Act, which would legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts.

Under the proposed law – sponsored by Representative Allen Peake, a Republican from Macon – the possession and use up to 20 ounces of low-THC (no more than 5%) cannabis extracts would be legalized for those with certain medical conditions who receive a recommendation from a physician. Qualifying conditions 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 has been placed in the House Rules Committee.


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  1. How many years before this goes into effect? And how many years after going into effect will plans begin to be made? And how many years after that will it be while facilities are being approved? And how many years after that will licenses be reviewed and given out? And after that how long before these businesses are allowed to begin growing if they are allowed to grow in the state at all? And if not grown in the state how long before it is decided a way needs to be implemented to get some medicine actually to the first patient on the list? How long after ???????


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