THOMASVILLE — A LaGrange father has been constant sight in the Georgia Capitol corridors the last couple of years as he pushes to expand medical marijuana’s use in the state.
Dale Jackson brought his plight to the Rotary Club of Thomasville and said the use of cannabis oil has helped his son greatly. Colin Jackson, who is 9 years old, has been diagnosed with autism and his condition is so severe that Colin cannot go to the bathroom by himself nor tie his own shoes.
While the state has passed and adopted a measure that allows for autism to be treated with cannabis oil — becoming one of only three states to do so — Jackson said procuring what his son needs remains difficult.
His son needs an oil with a higher amount of THC than allowed. Those products are available in other states, such as Colorado, but those states don’t have autism on their registry to be treated with medical marijuana.
“Even my friends who have voted on the legislation think I can go to