Proponents of the use of medical cannabis anxiously await word on a federal agency’s decision on how to classify marijuana.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said earlier this year that it may loosen restrictions on marijuana, although its self-imposed June 30 deadline for a decision has come and gone.
Sebastien Cotte, an advocate for medical marijuana, said a relaxed classification could help Georgia patients now eligible to use certain forms of the drug, though he’s not hopeful.
Georgia is one year into a medical cannabis program that allows patients with a qualifying condition to possess oil with low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
It remains illegal to ship or transport it here, however. [Read more at Valdosta Daily Times]