At the tail end of Georgia’s legislative session, a couple of gains were made toward expanding the state’s limited medical marijuana program. Low-THC marijuana oil was previously only allowed for those with intractable epilepsy. Lawmakers approved legislation to add two more conditions: intractable pain and PTSD.
Legislation to permit in-state cultivation failed, The Blackshear Times reports. Representative Allen Peake lobbied hard to gain enough support to pass this legislation. Those who will be approved for the use of the low-THC oil will still have to obtain their medicine from out-of-state sources, but will legally be able to possess the oil.
It hasn’t been announced when Governor Deal will sign the legislation into law yet.