Georgia Considering Medical Marijuana Improvement Legislation

Jan 10, 2018 , , , , , ,

Yesterday, Georgia lawmakers began their work in 2018, and they are again considering improvements to the state’s medical marijuana program. Two bills, HB 645 and HR 36, have been proposed to establish much-needed medical cannabis access for patients.

If you are a Georgia resident, please send a message to your state lawmakers in support of a workable system that includes cultivation, processing, and sales within Georgia for the state’s seriously ill patients.

Georgia has a very limited medical marijuana law, but prohibits in-state cultivation, processing, and regulated sales of medical cannabis. Georgia’s law encourages patients to obtain medicine through illicit means. It leaves patients with no option but to travel out of state for access to their medicine and bring it back, which is a violation of both federal law and of state law in places where medical cannabis is available. The law puts Georgians in harm’s way.

Rep. Allen Peake, long a champion for compassionate medical marijuana laws, is working on two possible solutions. First, HB 645 would allow two cannabis business licensees to grow, process, and sell medical cannabis oil. Meanwhile, HR 36 would allow lawmakers to place the issues of business regulations before voters in November.

2 responses to “Georgia Considering Medical Marijuana Improvement Legislation”

  1. As a 75 year old lifetime cannabis user, now for my glaucoma and cataracts,diabetes and hypertension,
    I attest that I lived a full and successful life, adding to my community, support good wholesome causes and being a good tax paying citizen…despite my usage.

    Mr.Sessions pay attention! The person who uses Marijuana can also be a very good kind and effective citizen.
    A person who then misjudges and mislabels a person who uses, is just being humanly myopic, intellectually shallow, and quite callous and incredibly insensitive. The fact that he is the AG scares me and frightens MILLIONS of other, good, well meaning, fellow Americans.

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