ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order that instructs state agencies to prepare for Georgia's medical marijuana legislation Friday.
The signing took place at 11 a.m. at the Governor's office.
Georgia's medical marijuana law, HB1, will be signed by Gov. Deal after the session ends.
Once signed, the law will make the use of cannabis oils for eight illnesses legal.
The signing comes after a two-year legislative battle, but in the end, house lawmakers agreed, in a Wednesday vote of 160-1.
The bill includes eight conditions: seizure disorders, sickle cell anemia, cancer, Crohn's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
A previous House version included fibromyalgia in the permissible conditions. That condition was deleted by the Senate.