US (GA): Medical cannabis less available than ever

Some users of medical cannabis said it’s harder now than ever to obtain the oil the state legalized seven years ago.  

Georgia lawmakers thought they made it easier for medical patients to obtain medical cannabis when they legalized it in 2015 and even passed a law to license six companies to grow and produce it in the state in 2019.  

But that stalled under the weight of litigation – and eight months after a state commission awarded six grow licenses, nobody in Georgia is legally producing medical cannabis.  

Meantime, out-of-state sources have dried up, according to medical cannabis advocate Dale Jackson of LaGrange, who needs it for his autistic son. "None of you understand how I can legally obtain oil, because legally I cannot," Jackson told a House committee this week. "Anywhere in the country. Colorado, nowhere."

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