Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Meet Wednesday At Georgia Regents University
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:30 AM PST
Updated: Nov 12, 2014 8:39 AM PST
By Randy Key, WJBF Web Content
Augusta, GA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its next meeting Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Regents University, which is located at 1459 Laney-Walker Boulevard.
At this meeting, the committee will hear testimony from representatives of GW Pharmaceuticals, researchers involved in the study of Epidiolex at Georgia Regents University, a neurologist from Colorado, as well as Georgia physician who moved his family to Colorado for medical cannabis.
The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions is co-chaired by State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) and State Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford).
The committee is tasked with studying the effects of the extracts and compounds of cannabis as a medical treatment to determine if it is appropriate to enact legislation that will allow for the prescription of medical cannabis. The Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee was created by SR 981 following the 2014 legislative session.
The committee is made up of:
State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon), Co-Chair
State Senator Renee Unterman (R–Buford), Co-Chair
State Senator Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge)
State Senator Butch Miller (R–Gainesville)
State Senator Curt Thompson (D–Tucker)
State Representative Rich Golick (R–Smyrna)
State Representative Micah Gravley (R–Douglasville)
State Representative Margaret Kaiser (D–Atlanta)
Our Nicole Snyder will be at the meeting and she will provide more details during our Wednesday evening newscasts.