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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:48 AM

Georgia cannabis oil expansion bill heads to Governor's desk

The Georgia Senate has agreed to the House substitute of this year’s cannabis oil expansion with less than 12 hours remaining in the 2017 legislative session.

Senate Bill 16, sponsored by State Senator Ben Watson & State Representative Allen Peake, expands the list of conditions eligible for cannabis oil, a substance derived from marijuana that is not smokeable. In addition to end stage cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease and sickle cell in end stages, all of which are permitted under current law, the bill added the following conditions:

Tourette’s syndrome, if severe
Autism spectrum disorder if a person is at least 18 years of age
Autism spectrum disorder if autism is severe and person is under 18
Epidermolysis bullosa
Alzheimer’s disease, severe and end stage
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), severe or end stage
peripheral neuropathy, severe or end stage
certain instances of hospice care

Georgia law currently allows Georgians who have registered with the Cannabis Oil State Registry to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of oil with a THC level of 5%. The bill does not beget progress for in-state growing, importation, or production.

Read more: http://evans.allongeorgia.com/georgia-cannabis-oil-expansion-bill-heads-to-governors-desk/

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