Cannabis compromise gets House committee approval

[private]The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee on Friday approved a compromise version of SB 16, which makes some minor revisions to Georgia’s medical cannabis law.

The bill retains the current provision in state law that allows a TCH level of 5 percent in cannabis oil used for medical purposes.

SB 16 also adds these medical conditions to the list of ailments that can be legally treated with cannabis oil:

  • Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe.
  • Autism spectrum disorder, when such disorder is diagnosed for a patient who is at least 18 years of age, or severe autism, when diagnosed for a patient who is less than 18 years of age.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa.
  • Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is diagnosed as severe or end stage.
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe or end stage.
  • Peripheral neuropathy, when such symptoms are diagnosed as severe or end stage.

“This is probably not as much as I would have liked, but it’s a good compromise with the Senate,” said Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), who sponsored the House version of the bill. “Sometimes you give and take on issues you wish you didn’t have to.”

The bill now moves to the House Rules Committee.

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