Deal to sign medical cannabis bill into law

Deal to sign medical cannabis bill into law
Governor Nathan Deal

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Governor Nathan Deal will sign H.B. 1, which permits the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions, tomorrow morning at 11:00.

Governor Deal,  will be joined by Rep. Allen Peake, Sen. Butch Miller and Dr. J. Patrick O'Neal, Director of Health Protection for the Georgia Department of Public Health, in the North Wing of the Capital.

The signing comes after a two-year legislative battle, but in the end, house lawmakers agreed, in a 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.

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