Last year the Georgia General Assembly passed a watered down bill, HB1 that provided a list of medical conditions and a nice card for protection of patients with those conditions. Patients were told it would set the stage for in-state grow this year, as there was no legal way to get it to patients yet.
Yesterday, it became clear that in-state grow will not be happening under the current administration. “I feel for Allen, it is hard to know the truth, know the fears are unwarranted and watch families suffering the Harms caused by the Prohibition of this wonderful plant.” said Sharon Ravert, Executive Director of Peachtree NORML. Marijuana was legal until 1937.
Representative Peake obviously has a few more cards to play. Yesterday he introduced HB1077
The language if passed without substitute would be as follows:
Shall the State of Georgia establish a strict regulatory structure that would allow for the limited licensure for growing, processing, and dispensing medical cannabis oil in Georgia to citizens with severe illnesses and that are properly registered with the state?”
YES OR NO
23 States allow for in-state growing for consumers, either through approved business models or home cultivation. Three years in to this work, Georgian have zero safe access. The only winner thus far is the illicit market, more customers, that buy more often, the price of Governor Deal’s decisions could be steeper than anyone can imagine. Although this is a non-binding vote, I predict voter turn out will be up.