Georgia Parents Treating Son’s Epilepsy with Cannabis Lose Custody of Child

Georgia couple Matthew and Suzeanna Brill have been charged with reckless conduct and have lost the custody rights to their 15-year-old son, David, for giving him cannabis as an alternative treatment for the youth’s epileptic seizures, according to a NY Times report. According to the Brills, once he started using medical cannabis, their son went seizure-free for 71 […]

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NCAA Won’t Allow Player to Use Low-THC Oil to Treat Seizures

A high school football player from Georgia has been barred from playing NCAA football due to his use of CBD oil to treat his seizures, according to a WGXA report. C.J. Harris, a senior at Warner Robins High School, received a preferred walk-on offer from Auburn University – his “dream school” – but the offer […]

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Poll: Majority of Georgians Support Rec. Cannabis Legalization

According to an 11Alive News poll conducted by Survey USA, 55 percent of Georgians believe cannabis should be legalized for recreational use in the state. Thirty-five percent of respondent said cannabis should remain outlawed, with 10 percent unsure. An 11Alive poll in 2016 found 48 percent supported legalization, with 38 percent opposed. Despite the citizen […]

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Georgia Gov. Signs Bill to Add PTSD, Intractable Pain to MMJ Program

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain to the state medical cannabis program, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. However, lawmakers failed to pass any broad expansion to the limited low-THC program. Patients still have no in-state access. The program allows enrollees to possess the cannabis oil but does […]

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Adult-Use Cannabis Bill Introduced in Georgia

Georgia Democratic state Sen. Curt Thompson has introduced a measure to legalize cannabis for recreational use in the state, WSB-TV2 reports. Thompson estimates that a taxed-and-regulated cannabis economy could bring in $340 million a year in tax revenues. This isn’t the first time that Thompson has introduced adult-use legislation; however, he indicated that this is […]

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Atlanta City Council Unanimously Approves Cannabis Law Reforms

Atlanta, Georgia’s City Council has unanimously passed legislation which reduces the penalties for possession of 1 ounce of cannabis to $75 and no jail time. Previously, the city municipal code called for penalties of six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. The measure, introduced by Councilor Kwanza Hall, was supported by Atlanta […]

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Atlanta, Georgia City Council Considering Cannabis Possession Law Reform

Under an Atlanta, Georgia City Council proposal, penalties for possessing 1 ounce of cannabis or less would be reduced to a $75 ticket and no jail time – and the council is just one vote away from passing the measure, WSB-TV reports. Under current law, possessing less than 1 ounce can result in fines up […]

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Mehka King: The Power of Grassroots Cannabis Media

Mehka King is a journalist, host of the Cash, Color, and Cannabis podcast, and the filmmaker behind The Color Green: Cash, Color, and Cannabis — a documentary investigating racial disparities in the cannabis space. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Mehka joins host TG Branfalt to discuss the evolution of popular media from print to […]

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Georgia Students Must Leave Campus to Take MMJ Medication

Georgia’s public schools cannot store medical cannabis products due to state and federal law, forcing patients to leave school grounds to take their medicine, according to NPR-affiliate WABE. School officials say that the state’s medical cannabis law, which only allows the use of low-THC oils, permits only the registered patient to store the oil, and […]

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Georgia Gov. Signs MMJ Expansion Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding the medical cannabis qualifying condition list to include six more conditions, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. Patients suffering from AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy, Tourette’s syndrome, and those in hospice care are now able to possess low-THC cannabis oil, but there is still […]

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GOP Georgia Rep. Supplying Low-THC Oils to State’s Registered Patients

Republican Georgia Rep. Allen Peake is supplying low-THC cannabis oils to patients in his state due to the state’s limited laws that allow them to possess the products but offers no way for them to cultivate, import, or purchase them, the Associated Press reports. Peake, who championed Georgia’s medical cannabis legislation, has previously helped some […]

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Georgia Senate Passes Bill to Expand MMJ Qualifying Conditions

Georgia’s Senate has passed a bill that would expand the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use, while keeping the maximum allowable THC percentages in cannabis oil at 5 percent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Under the measure patients diagnosed with AIDS, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, epidermolysis bullosa – a rare genetic connective tissue defect – […]

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Georgia Bill Would Add Autism to MMJ List, Drop Allowable THC Content

Georgia’s Senate has passed legislation that would add autism to the medical cannabis qualifying conditions list in the state, but also drops the allowable maximum THC levels in cannabis oil from 5 percent to 3 percent, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. Advocates have warned that the measure, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Ben Watson, […]

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Georgia Bill Would Expand MMJ Program Access But Fails to Provide In-State Production

Georgia’s House Medical Cannabis Working Group has endorsed a measure by Republican state Rep. Allen Peake that would expand access to the state’s medical cannabis program by adding eight diagnoses to the qualified condition list, despite the fact that there is still no legal way to obtain the plant in the state, according to a […]

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Georgia Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Allowing In-State MMJ Cultivation

A Republican lawmaker in Georgia plans to introduce legislation as early as next week that would allow voters to decide whether to permit cultivation of cannabis plants for medicinal purposes in the state, according to a Telegraph report. The measure would need two-thirds of support from legislators in order to make it to voters in […]

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Lawmaker Scores Second Chance for Georgia Medical Cannabis Bill

A bit of fast legislative footwork on the part of Georgia Rep. Allen Peake has breathed new life into a bill that would expand the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in the state. Peake, a Republican from Macon, had sponsored a bill that would put autism, HIV or AIDS, and post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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Lawmaker Admits to Illegally Providing Medical Cannabis to Georgia Families

A Georgian lawmaker has publicly admitted on television to breaking federal drug trafficking laws in order to deliver medical cannabis products to patients in Georgia. Rep. Allen Peake (R-District 141) was instrumental to the passing of Georgia’s current medical cannabis law, which is extremely restrictive and only allows patients to possess low-THC extracts that are typically concentrated CBD or THCa oils — but does […]

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Georgia MMJ Commission Has One Week to Persuade Anti-Cannabis Governor

The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is set to have its final hearing on the issue of medical marijuana this week. The commission has been taking input from patients, law enforcement officials, doctors and those in the industry on the issue for the past two years. The commission will soon present Georgia Governor Nathan Deal […]

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