House votes to expand medical cannabis use

[private]The Georgia House voted 156-6 Wednesday for legislation (HB 65) that would expand the list of medical ailments for which cannabis oil can be used for treatment.

“We owe the right for this option to Georgia citizens who are truly hurting,” said Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon).

The medical conditions added to the current law are Tourette’s syndrome, Autism spectrum disorder, Epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer’s disease, Human immunodeficiency virus, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Autoimmune disease, and Peripheral neuropathy.

The House also voted 141-22 to pass HB 202, which would raise the governor’s salary from $139,000 to $175,000 and reactivate a state compensation commission to recommend pay levels for legislators and state constitutional officers.

The new salary would not take effect until the next governor takes office in 2019.

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