420 with CNW – Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Program Kicks into High Gear
Georgia’s key leaders have launched a program providing the state’s 15,000 registered patients with medical marijuana seven months after the Governor approved the program. Licensing for companies seeking to grow and sell medical marijuana oil would be granted by a seven-member commission, which was appointed by Governor Kemp, House Speaker David Ralston, and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. According to Georgia state laws, marijuana oil can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease, severe seizures, and terminal cancer as well as other ailments. In 2019, the state of Georgia enacted a law called Georgia’s Hope Act, which allowed the commission to develop a medical marijuana distribution system across the state and establish testing regulations. It also issued licenses to businesses seeking to sell cannabis oil with low levels of THC. Governor Kemp said that the Act provides Georgia residents with a means of treating chronic and debilitating illnesses. The Georgia Access to Medical Marijuana Commission (GAMM) is made up of three doctors, chief of police, a health policy professor, the president of the Board of Pharmacy in Georgia, and a small business owner. Dr. Edwards is the principal surgeon for the Atlanta Neurosurgical & Spine Institute and the chairman of GAMM. It will…
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