Medical Marijuana in Limbo for Thousands of Severely Ill Georgians

Explainer
HEALTHCARE
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
8 min read
1428 words
Beau Evans
May 04, 2022
Key Points
  • Thousands of Georgians qualified to use marijuana for medical reasons have sat on a list for years without access to legal cannabis oil.
  • Controversy over licenses given to in-state marijuana growers has ground Georgia's medical cannabis program to a halt.
  • State lawmakers failed to pass legislation this year that would ease licensing delays.
The Gist Seven years ago, Georgia opened the door for thousands of people with serious health issues to legally purchase low doses of marijuana oil instead of opioids to help ease their pain. Now, Georgia’s medical cannabis program has stalled amid a licensing snafu for growers and the state legislature’s failure to resolve delays. What’s ...

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