[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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