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Georgia Limited Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House 171-4

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ATLANTA, GA —  A bill that would allow for the use of CBD cannabis oil for children suffering epileptic seizures won overwhelming support Monday, passing a floor vote by the Georgia House 171-4.

Sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), the bill nearly met an early demise in the House Health and Human Services Committee last week when advocates and lawmakers warned the bill was unworkable because it did not allow for marijuana cultivation in the state.

Rep. Peake amended the bill to allow for Georgia’s medical research universities to grow marijuana, leading to a unanimous vote of approval by the committee.

House Bill 885, titled “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” is intended to allow marijuana as a medical treatment under a limited research program.

Read More: DailyChronic

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