Georgia Moves Forward With Medical Marijuana Legalization

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Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia has signed legislation that immediately recognizes the legal use of cannabis oil in Georgia to help aid eight serious medical conditions. The new law requires for low dosage THC cannabis oil to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, end stage ALS and cancer. However, it should be noted that despite the bill, the sale of marijuana still remains illegal in the state. House Bill 1 now allows for individuals to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of cannabis oil, which could help ease the pain of up to 500,000 citizens who are in dire need for alternative solutions. The bill, referred to as Haleigh’s Hope Act, was inspired by 5-year old Haleigh Cox, a long time sufferer of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.