REPUBLICAN GEORGIA GOV SIGNS MEDICAL MARIJUANA OIL BILL CRITICS CALL ‘BACK DOOR’ TO RECREATIONAL USE

The Daily Caller | 7/24/2018 | Staff
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Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill Wednesday that permits growing marijuana for the manufacturing of medical marijuana oil with up to 5 percent THC.

The law, which was spearheaded by Republican state Rep. Micah Gravley in the Georgia House, makes it legal for Georgians to grow and obtain limited amounts of medical marijuana oil. A 2015 law had legalized the oil but not provided a way for Georgians to manufacture or obtain it.

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Critics of the bill say it could allow the proliferation of “snake oil” products and act as a “back door tactic” to push for recreational use, Colton Grace of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email.

“SAM supports any medically beneficial derivative of marijuana that can stand up to FDA scrutiny,” Grace said. “This is why we have supported the production of Epidiolex to help treat rare forms of epilepsy. As it stands, the relaxation of laws around marijuana oils and the accompanying lack of oversight and regulation of these products can lead to the proliferation of fake products.”

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Kemp had excited medical marijuana advocates in March when he signaled openness to signing the bill during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“When it passes with a constitutional majority,”...
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