Georgia governor signs law legalizing cannabis oil

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that legalizes cannabis oil in the state. The law, which is effective immediately, will enable patients who undergo a screening process to receive documentation that will allow them to possess cannabis oil with a low percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that legalizes cannabis oil in the state. The law, which is effective immediately, will enable patients who undergo a screening process to receive documentation that will allow them to possess cannabis oil with a low percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Patients eligible for the oil include people with seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn disease, and mitochondrial disease. It is still illegal to grow marijuana in Georgia; however, the sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), said some drug companies will ship the low-THC oil to Georgia.