Georgia Legislature Passes on CBD Marijuana Bill

Sadly, four-year-old Haleigh Cox will not be able to receive cannabis oil for her seizures in Georgia.

Haleigh Cox's hope for medical marijuana legislation in Georgia went up in smoke on Mar. 24 when the Southern state failed to pass a CBD bill.

On Mar. 4, Georgia's House agreed to revive the state's medical marijuana law and allow CBD (cannabidiol) use for seizutes. On Mar, 20, the bill, known as Haleigh's Hope Act, was passed unanimously by the Senate.

Sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), HB 885 sailed through the House by a 171-4 margin. The driving force behind the bill was Janea Cox, whose four-year-old daughter Haleigh suffers from seizures. It would have provided high-CBD cannabis oil to treat seizures in children and adults via academic medical institutions. The bill also let patients acquire the oil from other states, such as Colorado and California, without worrying about breaking the law.

Now that the bill is off the table, the Coxes will be moving to Colorado so Haleigh can receive treatment.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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