Georgia CBD Medical Marijuana Bill Wins House Committee VoteBy Thomas H. Clarke February 28, 2014
ATLANTA, GA — A bill that would allow for the use of CBD cannabis oil for children suffering epileptic seizures won a unanimous vote in the House Health and Human Services Committee this week.
House Bill 885 was approved Wednesday after sponsor Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) amended it to allow for cultivation of marijuana at Georgia medical research universities.
Advocates and lawmakers had warned that because the original version of the bill did not allow for marijuana to be grown in the State, the bill would be essentially useless, calling it “dead on arrival.”
Testimony was given at a hearing on February 10, 2014 by state law enforcement officials that no part of the cannabis plant, including CBD oil, can legally be imported from Colorado or any other state without violating federal law.
House Bill 885, titled “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” is intended to allow marijuana as a medical treatment under a limited research program.
If passed, the bill would revive a long-dormant research program allowing academic institutions to distribute cannabis oil to those suffering from specific medical conditions.Allen Peake , GA HB 885 , Georgia , Georgia marijuana , Georgia medical marijuana , Haleigh’s Hope Act , medical marijuana