Before the gavel fell on this year’s legislative session early Friday, Georgia lawmakers OK’d an expansion to the state’s medical cannabis oil program that will add post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain as qualifying conditions.
Attention now turns to Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican in the final year of his last term. Georgia law gives Deal 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto legislation, or allow it to become law without his name.
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The House and Senate adjourned a few minutes after midnight, which used to be considered a hard deadline to end the session. But in recent years, lawmakers have worked beyond it.
The Senate had weeks ago stripped PTSD and intractable pain from the bill, but the House added it back Thursday afternoon.
Senators voted 38-14 in favor of widening the cannabis oil program and establishing a joint study commission to analyze medical marijuana.
The Senate had weeks ago stripped PTSD and intractable pain from the bill, but