Medical marijuana is a very polarizing topic here in Georgia. Today, Allen Peake, State Representative from Macon, Georgia plans to pre-file a legislation that will add to the medical cannabis bill for Georgians.
The new legislation will allow people with Alzheimer’s, Epidemolysis Bullosa, Aids, Tourette’s Syndrome, and intractable pain to qualify for medical cannabis. This is a huge addition to the already eight medical conditions listed in the current law.
Allen Peake will also plans to expand the number of growers within the state, between 2-6 licensed growers throughout Georgia. The cannabis would be grown and dispensed from the same location. Peake said that would hopefully allow for greater tracking of the drug and limit the possibility of it ending up in the wrong hands.
Currently, patients on the state’s medical cannabis registry can only use a low THC form of the drug in oil form. However, Peake’s new legislation would also allow for vaporization methods and strip the THC limits. He said that would allow doctors to prescribe the cannabis dosages based on each patient’s need.
Peake says be plans to pre-file the legislation Wednesday. The General Assembly convenes January 11th.