The legalization of marijuana in Georgia are having obstacles. The "Georgia House Bill 645", allowing lawful possession or control of certain amounts of low THC oil” for “certain circumstances., did not pass during the most recent legislative session.
This is no surprise with the peach state being republican state. Governor Nathan Deal signed the HB 65 into law, which would have made possession of certain quantities of herb a misdemeanor. Around 4,000 people are listed in Georgia medical marijuana registry and are Low THC Oil Registry Card's carriers.
With change in state's position, there's a chance of legalization with the upcoming 2018 Gubernational election. Republicans runners Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will determine how legalization will go. Cagle is open to expand the state's legalization efforts, while Kemp will fight any in-state cannabis cultivation in a state.
77 percent of Georgia voters showed state's medical marijuana law should be expanded to "allow the harvesting and distribution of medical marijuana with strict controls. 50 percent to 46 percent are in favor of legalizing it.
Democrat Stacy Adams, who became the nation's first woman of color to become a state's major party nominee for governor, seems to be in favor of relaxing Georgia's marijuana policy.
The upcoming election will determine where legalization will go and how it will affect the state!
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