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Father of Georgia Low THC Oil Program Announces Retirement from State House

A surprising announcement from the man who took on the “good ol’ boy” establishment in order to bring life-saving low THC cannabis oil to Georgia patients has many parents and patients wondering what the future of the program will look like after announcing that he…

Georgia Senate passes cannabis oil expansion, adding several new conditions

Georgia lawmakers managed to pass a meaningful expansion of the two year-old cannabis oil law by adding several new qualifying conditions and making it easier for some patients with a current qualifying condition to receive certification, although in-state cultivation is still off the table (for…

CDC tells pain management doctors testing patients for THC isn’t necessary

Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated set of guidelines for prescribing opioids to patients suffering from chronic pain. Buried inside the language of the 37-page report, which is an attempt to put a leash on the prescription painkiller epidemic,…

Georgia activists campaign against medical marijuana bill after in-state grow provision removed

n 2015 the Georgia Legislature and the Governor took an important first step toward providing some of our sickest patients with access to cannabis medicine by passing the Haleigh’s Hope Act. Upon doing so everyone involved, including the Governor, said that in-state cultivation would be…

Download this FREE e-book on medical marijuana and MS

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is one of the most studied diseases in the field of cannabinoid research, and it has become one of the “cornerstone conditions” for many state medical marijuana laws. In order to explain why medical marijuana is such a popular treatment option for MS patients, Americans for Safe Access has released a free e e-book on the subject.

Cannabis Reform Organization Urges Supporters to Call Governor’s Office

In a press release today from one of Georgia’s largest cannabis reform organizations James Bell, Executive Director of the Georgia C.A.R.E. Project, urged supporters to flood the Governor’s office with calls and comments in an effort to urge him to reconsider his stance on in-state cultivation…

A Look at Georgia’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Law and How Things Will Change if it is Passed

On Wednesday, January 7 Rep. Allen Peake (R- Macon), a long-time proponent of allowing sick Georgian’s to medicate with cannabis, pre-filed a bill that would establish a regulated medical marijuana system in Georgia. House Bill 722, if passed, would retire the temporary system currently in…

Georgia Senate Bill Introduced That Would Make All Marijuana Possession a Misdemeanor

This week a bill was pre-filed in the Georgia state Senate that would effectively put an end to felony prosecutions for marijuana possession. Senate Bill 254, introduced by Sen. Harold Jones (D- Augusta) seeks to remove the one-ounce dividing line between misdemeanor (simple) marijuana possession…

Georgia Governor Ends Hopes for In-State Cannabis Oil Production

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has officially, at least for now, announced his firm opposition to the in-state cultivation of medical marijuana and the production of low THC oil, as well as a system for dispensing that oil to qualified patients. In a recent Macon Telegraph article Governor…

Georgia Law Enforcement Announces Opposition to In-State Marijuana Cultivation

At the latest hearing of the Georgia Medical Marijuana Commission participants heard from the state’s law enforcement leaders on the subject of in-state cultivation and distribution of high CBD strains of cannabis, and to say they are uniformly against any cultivation in Georgia would be…