Medical Marijuana Receives Green Signal from Georgia House Committee


Medical Marijuana Receives Green Signal from Georgia House Committee


Health & Human Services approved the House Bill 885 that would entitle Georgia businesses to legally distribute cannabis oil for treating seizures among children. – The Georgia House Committee, on Wednesday, supported the bill that would approve the limited use of medicinal marijuana in the state.

Dubbed as House Bill 885, the bill concentrated on the use of cannabis for treatment of cancer and glaucoma. It also aimed at legalizing facilities that would want to continue their research on ailing benefits of medical cannabis, to treat multiple illnesses.

As there was no opposition present to resist the bill, it was easily passed via an undisputed voice vote. It is now to be forwarded to House Floor on Monday for further orchestration.

The bill was hanged up for the committee’s approval for a long time, owing to state representative Allen Peake’s proposal to import marijuana oil from Colorado. But as per the Federal Law, no drug can be transported between two states.


The improved version of the bill has removed the mentioned roadblock, which may soon result into a full-fledged legislation, permitting limited access to medical marijuana for treating seizures disorder among children. In the present bill, it is mentioned that Georgia will produce marijuana oil locally, with the help of its five research universities.

“We’ve tried to address the access problem that we clearly have by providing a cultivation option,” said Peake, while exemplifying twenty other US states that grows cannabis locally. “The heart and intent of the bill is to provide a safe, doctor-supervised seizure treatment option to Georgia’s families.”

Whereas, the bill frankly took its stand against legalizing recreational marijuana, mentioning no attempts from the assembly to do it whatsoever. “This legislation’s purpose is the compassionate potentially life-saving use of medical cannabis and is not intended to sanction, encourage, or otherwise be construed as a movement toward the legalization of recreational cannabis,” stated the Article 34 Chapter 5 of the bill.

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