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Compromise Medical Marijuana Bill Being Introduced in Georgia State Senate

A proposed medical marijuana compromise expected to be unveiled later Thursday in the state Senate would substantially broaden the conservative chamber’s efforts to legalize a limited form of the drug in Georgia.

The new effort is expected to include many of the nine disorders sought by the House in that chamber’s own medical marijuana proposal, including cancer and sickle cell disease. It would, however, set strict conditions for how those who suffer from the approved disorders may access limited amounts of cannabis oil to treat their conditions.

Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said her rewrite of House Bill 1 — which her committee will consider at a meeting — would also include adults as being eligible for treatment. And it would eliminate fibromyalgia as an accepted disorder. [Read more at the Atlanta Journal -Constitution]

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