House Bill 65 is now law in Georgia. Those with PTSD and intractable pain are now part of the state’s low-THC, CBD oil program. Legislation to allow in-state production of medical marijuana did not pass, but two new conditions being allowed is a step forward.
Georgians who have registry cards still don’t have a way to purchase their medicine in the state, but are allowed to possess and use it, Politically Georgia reports. The debate over in-state access is expected to heat back up during the next legislative session. HB 65 does, however, call for a study commission to evaluate necessary security, product labeling, testing, dispensing and manufacturing of the medical marijuana oil in-state.
Georgia has about 4,000 existing patients in its medical marijuana registry – which is expected to climb rapidly with the addition of intractable pain and PTSD.