11alive.com GA Reveals details of new medical marijuana legislation “set to ignite the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session”

“We’re treating it like medicine which is the way it ought to be treated,” said Peake. The representative is pushing for more patients to have access to medical cannabis, and to allow for highly regulated medical marijuana to be grown in the state.

Currently only eight diseases and illnesses are on the list of approved conditions to qualify for medical cannabis in Georgia.

In the new legislation, Peake aims to add Alzheimer’s, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Aids, Tourette’s syndrome, and intractable pain. Intractable pain will be the most controversial because it will allow the greatest number of patients to have access to cannabis.Currently, there are 465 patients on the medical marijuana registry in Georgia.

Read full report at   http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2016/01/06/exclusive-details-of-new-medical-marijuana-bill-released-only-on-11alive/78344628/

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