Georgia House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia medical marijuana billThe Georgia House of Representatives has passed a limited-access medical marijuana bill created to bring relief to children and adults suffering from seizure disorders.

HB 885, or Haleigh’s Hope Act, would provide access to CBD-rich medical marijuana extracts for children suffering from a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet Syndrome. “Our bill would be the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in the nation” Rep. Allen Peake said while presenting the bill to the full House.

The bill will now move to the Senate where it is expected to pass with few changes. If passed, the law would establish a medical marijuana research program run by Georgia research hospitals. The CBD-rich marijuana would either be grown by the Universities themselves or purchased from the University of Mississippi, where researchers have grown and distributed medical marijuana for more than 30 years under a Federal program. For more information about medical marijuana in Georgia see our previous post.

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Stephen Bradley is the editor of Southern Cannabis, a website focused on exploring medical and recreational marijuana use, production and legalization in the South. A Georgia native, Stephen is also a former police supervisor-turned marijuana activist, Advisory Board member for Peachtree NORML and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Follow Stephen on Twitter: @sbrad

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