Georgia Governor Signs PTSD Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Georgia Governor Signs PTSD Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

The legislation legalizes the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intractable pain.

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May 14, 2018
The Hill
Legislation and regulation Medical News State by State: Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill May 7 legalizing the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intractable pain.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that the bill adds PTSD and intractable pain to the existing list of conditions eligible for cannabis oil treatment.

RELATED: Georgia Lawmakers Vote to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana Conditions

Georgia first passed a medical marijuana bill in 2015 and will now cover more than a dozen conditions.

There are roughly 4,000 patients on Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.

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