Governor Brian Kemp [R] has signed Georgia’s Hope Act (HB324), a piece of legislation to permit the cultivation, processing, distribution, and sale of health-related cannabis in the state.

Georgia legalized health-related cannabis oil for certified individuals in April of 2015 when then-governor Nathan Deal [R] signed Haleigh’s Hope Act (HHA) into law.

But even although HHA permitted individuals to use cannabis oil legally, it did not permit for production or sales inside Georgia, leaving persons to obtain sources outdoors the state.

Governor Deal signed HB65 in May perhaps of 2018, which authorized the formation of the Joint Study Commission on Low THC Health-related Oil Access in August to study the access of low-THC oil and discover connected problems such as cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing.

The Commission eventually suggested that the Basic Assembly ought to pass legislation to license ten cannabis cultivators and permit as numerous dispensaries as important to make certain sufficient access across the state.

In February of 2019, legislators introduced HB324, a bipartisan bill to permit the production and sale of cannabis oil in Georgia beneath the authority of a seven-member Georgia Access to Health-related Cannabis Commission to be designed beneath the act.

The Basic Assembly gave final approval to HB324 on April two with a 33 to 20 vote in the Senate just before sending it to Governor Kemp’s desk.

Below HB324, individuals with seizure issues, cancer, Parkinson’s illness, or any of the 16 qualifying circumstances will have in-state access to health-related cannabis oil containing up to five% THC.

HB324 creates health-related cannabis cultivation licenses for up to six private growers and two designated universities.