Medical cannabis panel to reveal license winners

Saturday will be a big day for Georgia’s medical marijuana program. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission announced Wednesday it will hold a public meeting in Walker County on Saturday to reveal which applicants will be licensed to grow marijuana in Georgia, convert the leaf crop into cannabis oil and sell the finished product to eligible patients. Under legislation the General Assembly passed two years ago, the commission will issue up to six licenses to private companies to grow marijuana in hothouses under close state supervision. To learn more about approved products and licenses, see this new website

As it becomes legal across the nation, marijuana will provide a number of benefits including potential health benefits, decreasing the nation’s crime rate, and improving the economy. The legalization of marijuana will not only funnel more money into the economy but more job opportunities will be created. To find about this medicinal products, you might want to check here this cbd oil canada provider.

From the 1970s to the 1990s, several states passed symbolic laws that liberalized their medical marijuana policies to some degree. For example, some states wrote laws that legalized medical marijuana with a physician’s prescription, however, those laws are considered symbolic laws because federal law prohibits physicians from “prescribing” marijuana or cbd joints, a schedule I drug. Some states wrote laws creating research programs to investigate medical use of marijuana; others allowed for “medical necessity” as a defense in state court. None of these laws made marijuana available to patients with a doctor’s recommendation, and are thus considered symbolic. All states require proof of residency to apply to be qualifying patients, although the length of time considered to be a resident varies by state. Some state require registration and registry fees.

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