According to the Cannabist, the state of Georgia is now proposing a new bill which will add six diagnoses, including autism, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease to the current list of qualifying conditions.
The agreement, which is expected to be presented to the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee Friday morning, is supposed to get a positive recommendation.
It will allow those suffering to use cannabis oil as a solution to their illnesses. It is important to note that while it will expand access to CBD, THC levels will remain at 5%.
What’s more interesting is that the proposal will set up reciprocity with other states so that visitors will be able to access medical cannabis oil for 45 days as long as they are permitted to do so in their home state. It will also remove a requirement that patients live in the state for at least a year before qualifying for the program.
According to Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon,”We needed to pass something that will benefit more Georgians, and that is exactly what we are doing,”
Georgia is definitely taking a pro-active approach towards legalizing marijuana but despite that fact it is still important to remember that marijuana is designated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning the federal government does not recognize its accepted medical use and therefore has been difficult to study.
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