Georgia update – Governor signs Mmj into law 

ATLANTA —

With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal has made medical marijuana legal in Georgia.
 
Deal signed the bill into law at 11 a.m. that makes the use of cannabis oil legal for nine medical conditions:

Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and vomiting.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), when such diagnosis is severe or end stage.

  • Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage.
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage.
  • Sickle Cell Disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage.

State health officials say doctors will have to sign off and submit required forms.         
 
The two year battle among lawmakers, medical marijuana supporters and health officials ended with the passage of Haleigh’s Hope Act.

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