Georgia: Legislature Passes SB 16

2 April 2017

AJC.com reports

The (Georgia) Senate Thursday gave final passage to a measure to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana program.

 The bill would make six conditions eligible for treatment with a limited form of cannabis oil allowed in Georgia: Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, autism, epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy and Tourette’s syndrome. Patients in hospice care also could possess the oil.

Georgia Legislative Navigator writes

Low THC Oil; definition; provisions relating to conditions eligible for use; change

The latest version of this bill contains signifigant changes from the previous version

Current Status: Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub

Official Summary: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 and Code Section 31-2A-18 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the regulation of low THC oil and the establishment of the Low THC Oil Patient Registry, definitions, purpose, registration cards, quarterly reports, and waiver forms, respectively, so as to change the definition of low THC oil; to change provisions relating to conditions eligible for use of low THC oil; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

This bill has been passsed by the legislature. If the Governor signs it, or if he does not veto it within 40 days after the end of the session, it becomes law on the bill’s effective date, commonly July 1.

More at http://legislativenavigator.myajc.com/#bills/SB/16

Marijuana Times report

Georgia Senate Gives Final Approval on Medical Marijuana Expansion

 

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