Georgia Bill Would Expand MMJ Program Access But Fails to Provide In-State Production
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Georgia’s House Medical Cannabis Working Group has endorsed a measure by Republican state Rep. Allen Peake that would expand access to the state’s medical cannabis program by adding eight diagnoses to the qualified condition list, despite the fact that there is still no legal way to obtain the plant in the state, according to a report from The Telegraph.

Under HB.65, patients with intractable pain, HIV/AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, or those in hospice would be able to register with the state program. There are currently about 1,200 patients enrolled in the program, which currently only allows for the use of low-THC, high-CBD oil for diagnoses like seizure disorders; however, there is no infrastructure allowing the cultivation or processing of cannabis in the state.

The working group also recommended allowing people with valid medical cannabis cards from other states be able to possess cannabis liquids in Georgia.

Another measure in the state Senate seeking to expand the program would only add autism to the qualifying condition list, and lower the THC threshold – currently set at 5 percent – for medical cannabis products.

According to patient advocacy group Georgia Cannabis, Georgia’s registered patients are forced to break federal law to obtain their medicine by purchasing it from other states.    

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