Georgia Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

Georgia’s Senate has given unanimous approval to House Bill 885, a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposesgeorgia. The measure passed the state’s House of Representatives earlier this month with an 171 to 4 vote.

Under the bill, academic medical centers in the state would be permitted to produce low-THC cannabis oil, which they would be authorized to distribute to those with cancer, glaucoma and seizures. The measure would also provide protection from arrest for anyone in possession of cannabis oil that was obtained from another state, as long as they have a recommendation from a physician.

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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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Georgia House Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Georgia’s House overwhelmingly approved a medical cannabis legalization proposal this afternoon in an 171 to 4 vote.georgia

House Bill 885 would permit certain academic medical centers (defined as a research hospital that operates a doctor residency program) in the state to grow, process and distribute medical cannabis extracts for those with cancer, glaucoma and seizures.

The measure is also known as the “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” named after Haleigh Cox, a child who suffers from a medical conditions that causes frequent and severe seizures.

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