A Georgia mom is helping to lead the charge to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana law, which she says unfairly excludes many patients with severe medical conditions — including her 5-year-old autistic daughter — who could benefit from the plant’s medicinal properties.
“There are some pretty tenacious parents who are fighting,” said Jennifer Conforti, whose daughter, Abby, isn’t covered by the current law. “… Why wouldn’t you do that as a legislator? What is in it for you to make you not want to help families in the state?”
Georgia is one of 17 conservative states in the Midwest and South that have passed so-called “CBD-only” medical marijuana laws since 2014. The laws allow patients with certain medical conditions to legally use products derived from the marijuana plant that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which produces the “high” associated with consumption of the plant. [Read more at NBCNews.com]