New Push to Expand Medical Marijuana in Georgia


“Palmetto Harmony” cannabis oil is manufactured through a South Carolina company called Palmetto Synergistic Research — one of three companies currently shipping low-dose oil into Georgia. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

A group of parents and advocates is set to announce a new effort next week calling for Georgia to expand its medical marijuana law and allow growers to harvest and distribute their product in-state.

Georgians for Freedom in Healthcare plans to make a formal announcement about the effort Tuesday at the state Capitol with an eye toward the upcoming legislative session that starts in January. Georgia for the first time this year formally approved the use of a limited form of cannabis oil to treat illnesses including cancer, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. More than 200 families have since qualified for the state’s new medical marijuana registry, allowing them to use the oil for treatment.

Source:  New Push to Expand Medical Marijuana in Georgia | Atlanta Journal Constitution | Politics

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