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Gov. Nathan Deal to sign medical marijuana bill


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Medical-Cannabis1ATLANTA —

With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal will make medical marijuana legal in Georgia.

Deal is set to sign the bill into law at 11 a.m. that will make the use of cannabis oil legal for eight medical conditions. State health officials say doctors will have to sign off and submit required forms.

The two year battle among lawmakers, medical marijuana supporters and health officials ended with the passage of Haleigh’s Hope Act.

Approved Georgia patients will be allowed to possess 20 ounces of the low THC oil at any given time.  THC is the chemical in marijuana that causes a high.

The Department of Public Health will be working with law enforcement to make sure the system is secure and that officers know what to look for when they come across a patient possessing the oil.

They say they have no idea how many patients to expect, but as many as 500,000 could qualify.

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