US state of Georgia set to allow medical marijuana


MIAMI: Georgia looks set to become the 24th US state to legalize marijuana for certain medical uses, part of a growing movement in the country. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal — who has said he is in favor — now needs to sign off on the bill after it was approved on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) by legislators in the southern state. The law allows for possession of marijuana oil that has a low content of THC, a substance that affects the central nervous system, when it is used for the treatment of eight specific diseases including cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and epilepsy.



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