|dark green = state with both medical and decriminalization laws; light green = state with legal medical cannabis; blue = state with legalized cannabis; olive green = state with decriminalized cannabis possession|
Georgia House Bill 885 goes into a hearing today at the Capitol. GA HB 885 allows the use of a non-psychoactive cannabis oil to be given to epilepsy patients in Georgia on a limited scale. UPDATE: On March 22, 2014 Georgia House Bill 885 did not pass in our state. So extremely disappointed!
An article in the Huffington Post reports medical marijuana is gaining momentum in the Deep South. Twenty states and Washington DC have legalized medical marijuana. An excerpt from the story reads "The key to swaying the hearts of conservative lawmakers has been the stories of children suffering up to 100 seizures a day whose parents say they could benefit from access to cannabidiol, which would be administered orally in a liquid form. And proponents argue the cannabis oil is low in tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana that makes users feel high."
If you were told cannabis oil would help your child with seizure control or avoidance, would you try it? What if there was proof that it helped, would that sway your decision? A Tennessee couple moved to Colorado to get cannabis oil to help their daughter's seizures. My hometown of Chatsworth has a couple fighting to get their daughter cannabis for infantile spasms/seizures.
Cannabis receives mixed reviews about scientific validity; proven or unproven to help seizures. Isn't that the way every medication reacts within humans, a drug that may cure an illness for one individual will not touch the disease in another individual? Whatever the results, if my family member could potentially benefit from the use of cannabis oil, I want it legal in my home state and readily available.
There are major health benefits of medical marijuana. Do you or a family member suffer from a condition listed here?
Please google medical marijuana and get informed. Support GA HB 885 by liking the facebook page. I fully support the use of medical marijuana. I believe there are many natural leaves and herbs for the healing of the body. Finally, weigh-in on the debate with your comment. Are you a yay-sayer or a nay-sayer? What's the reason for your stand?
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