Governor to sign state’s medical marijuana bill

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Governor Nathan Deal will sign the state’s medical marijuana bill into law on Thursday.

HB 1 legalizes cannabis oil for patients who suffer from eight medical conditions: seizure disorders, cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s and sickle cell anemia.

The bill does not allow for in-state growing or distribution this year. Instead, a commission will be created to review the best regulatory way to allow in-state growing and distribution. It will give its findings to the governor and General Assembly by the end of the year.

Last month, Deal signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start setting up the cannabis oil registry. Deal said that was the first step to help Georgia families come home.

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