Georgia Senate Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Bill With Unanimous Vote

Georgia’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 885, a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes.

State Rep. Allen Peake, the bill's primary sponsor, holds up what a bottle of cannabis oil looks like.
State Rep. Allen Peake, the bill’s primary sponsor, holds up what a bottle of cannabis oil looks like.

The measure would offer “protection from prosecution for possession of cannabidiol oil”, says Republican Rep. Allen Peake, the bill’s primary sponsor.

The proposal, which passed the state’s House of Representatives earlier this month with an 171 to 4 vote, would permit academic medical centers in the state to produce low-THC cannabis oil, which they would be authorized to distribute to those with cancer, glaucoma and seizures.

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