A compromise bill to expand the conditions that can legally be treated with cannabis oil in Georgia is set to go before the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday.
On Friday, a House committee approved changes to Senate Bill 16 which add several new conditions and keeps the maximum allowable percentage of THC at 5 percent.
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If the bill is approved by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgians with “severe or end-stage” autism, AIDS, Tourette’s Syndrome and peripheral neuropathy, will be allowed to legally use low-THC cannabis oil.
The severe requirement for autism only applies to those under 18. All adults with autism would qualify under the most recent version of the bill. SB 16 would also allow cannabis oil to be used by anyone with