GEORIGIA: While regulations governing the production and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are now absent from proposed medical marijuana legislation, state lawmakers are pushing forward with remedies to the problem.
“After intense discussions with Gov. (Nathan) Deal, the decision was made to delay the in-state growth model for a year for more study to make sure we get it right,” state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said in a statement last week.
Lawmakers now are pursuing several options to ensure patients can acquire cannabis oil, even if the marijuana plant isn’t grown here. The oil has anti-anxiety effects but lacks enough THC, a psychoactive ingredient, to create a marijuana “high.”