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Cannabis committee has high hopes

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Medical Cannabis Study Committee plans to meet next month to push a bill they say will save the lives of several children in Georgia.

The committee studies the effects of the extracts and compounds of Cannabis oil as a medical treatment for pediatric seizures.

The oil is derived from a certain strain of the Cannabis plant that doesn't have THC.

The committee plans to discuss how this bill can save lives, and not create more crime.

"We can provide these families with some protection from prosecution for trying to help their children-- but not carving a loophole that other people may take advantage of," said Senator Dean Burke of the GA Medical Cannabis Study Committee.

The committee will hear from law enforcement officials when they meet again October first at the Georgia Gwinnett College.

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