Senate Bill 16 was passed by lawmakers this week in Georgia in an attempt to add 6 new qualifying conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, autism, epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy and Tourette’s syndrome, to be treated with cannabis oil. The bill is now on it's way to the governor's desk, if signed, Georgia patients will be allowed to possess and use cannabis oil, as well as allow a 45 day window for medical marijuana patients visiting from another state. The current medical marijuana law active in Georgia allows patients up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil to treat seeral debilitating conditions.
An expansion of Georgia’s medical marijuana law won final passage Thursday from the state Senate, sending the measure to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.
“Today we’re going to provide more access to Georgians with very specific illnesses,” said state Sen. Matt Brass, R-Newnan. “And we’ll provide doctors more treatment options for patients.”