Finally, Gov. Nathan Deal has decided to sign a legislation on Thursday for legalizing use of marijuana for medical purposes in Georgia. Though the effectiveness of the plant has already been proven through various studies for cancer, sickle cell disease and other problems, there are still a lot of hurdles for patients who intend to carry out treatment through marijuana.
The House Bill 1 took effect immediately legalizing the patients suffering from cancer and other disease to own 20 ounces of cannabis oil of physician’s prescription. Other major diseases include Chron’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders and sickle cell disease. As per the estimations of the state, there could be hundreds of thousands of residents who would be eligible to use marijuana.
The real problem for the people suffering would be the process of obtaining the oil since the cultivation of marijuana is illegal in Georgia, which implies that the families have to go to someplace such as Colorado where the use of marijuana is legalized for medical purposes. This makes travel a tricky prospect since most states, including the federal government, makes possession of marijuana a crime.
Raymond Spinelli, a Cumming resident whose 5-year-old daughter suffers from mitochondrial disease comments on this smart tactics of the state, “I can’t believe it’s finally happening. This is going to go down in history.”
So it’s a “Come Back Home” call for all those, who migrated from Georgia due to the legal position of the medicine they need.
We wish them to get well soon!