Georgia’s governor has signed into law a bill that allows patients who can legally possess low-THC marijuana oil for medical purchases to now purchase it legally.
Governor Brian Kemp signed the measure on Wednesday, calling the new law a “carefully crafted, balanced” measure that would expand access for patients.
“Instead of crossing state lines, breaking numerous laws in the process, these families can now stay in our great state,” said Kemp. “We are ensuring that these families can purchase what works for their loved ones without creating a slippery slope.”
According to the Associated Press, the legislation allows the in-state production and sale of the marijuana oil and closes a loophole in a 2015 law that banned growing, buying and selling the drug but allowed certain patients to possess it.
Current state law allows people with 16 specific conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and cancer, to possess cannabis oil with less than 5% THC. Accirding ti Kemp’s spokesman, Cody Hall, the new law takes effect July 1.
It grants up to six growing licenses to private companies — two for larger organizations and four for smaller organizations. “It also gives pharmacies priority for