Georgia Governor Signs Bill Expanding Low-THC Cannabis Oil Program

May 08, 2018 , , , , , , , ,


Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill that will significantly expand the number of patients who qualify for the state’s low-THC medical cannabis oils. Beginning on July 1, HB 65 will allow patients with intractable pain and adults with PTSD to qualify for the program, which allows registered patients to possess cannabis oils with no more than 5% THC content.

Georgia’s most passionate legislative champion of medical cannabis — Rep. Allen Peake (R) — sponsored both HB 65 and another bill — HB 645 — which would have allowed in-state production of cannabis oils. Currently, registered patients have nowhere to legally purchase cannabis oils in Georgia. Unfortunately, HB 645 didn’t receive a floor vote. However, HB 65 includes a study commission on in-state access to cannabis. Seriously ill patients who are already granted the ability to possess cannabis products clearly need a way to obtain them without sidestepping the law.

This is Rep. Peake’s last year in the legislature; he announced in February that he will not run for re-election. His leadership will be missed in the capital!


4 responses to “Georgia Governor Signs Bill Expanding Low-THC Cannabis Oil Program”

  1. Totally a joke! I live in SC and the south is backwards as hell. They rather have people OD on pills than have demon weed. We love the weather here but if there is no MMJ in the next year or two we are out of here.

  2. SO MANY LIKE MYSELF (I HAVE CRPS/RSD) WILL STILL NEEDLESSLY SUFFER BECAUSE OF THE CORRUPTION AND GREED OF CRIMINAL POLITICIANS AND THEIR RICH BRIBERS LIKE THIS GOVERNOR DEAL AND HIS RICH BRIBERS THINKING IT MORE IMPORTANT TO LINE THEIR POCKETS THAN TO STOP THE NEEDLESS SUFFERING OF FAR TOO MANY!!! WE NEED ACCESS TO THE WHOLE PLANT SO WE CAN LIVE WHOLE LIVES!! ALL WE WANT IS TO LIVE AND NOT SUFFER DOING IT!! #MakeCannabisLawful

  3. Exactly , I’m on Total Disability & unless Medicare or Medicaid start helping people with Severe Pain afford the ridiculous dispensary prices , then the entire program is useless . Only designed for the Rich like everything else in this Country . Just facts people or to whom it may concern .

  4. No they don’t care either way , cutting patients off of their medication that don’t abuse it & then give the Rich patients anything they want , they sell them to teenagers to get wealthier , it’s real , I’ve seen it happen everywhere , it’s on the TV news . If it was solely poor patients or people dying from overdoses they wouldn’t even get involved .

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