Georgia Lawmakers Vote to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana Conditions

Georgia Lawmakers Vote to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana Conditions

The legislation passed after one of its sponsors railed against opposition from the lieutenant governor.

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Georgia’s medical marijuana law would be expanded to cover post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain, according to a bill approved by the state Legislature on Thursday.

The legislation passed after one of its sponsors railed against opposition from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican candidate for governor, earlier in the day.

Rep. David Clark said in a speech that Cagle was “corrupt” and “playing games” by standing in the way of medical marijuana efforts that could save the lives of soldiers suffering after serving their country. 

“If you can’t lead the Senate, then you sure can’t lead a state,” said Clark, R-Buford, who served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. “There are lives at stake. This isn’t a game. ... People are dying.”

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