Georgia Senate approves medical marijuana law expansion to include AIDS
Pending the governor’s signature, Georgia AIDS patients now have access to medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 passed the Senate this morning with a vote of 45 to 6. It’s a compromise version of the original House Bill 65, authored by Rep. Allen Peake, and expands the number of patients eligible to participate in the Georgia Low THC Cannabis Oil Registry. Sen.
Ben Watson, who authored SB 16, spoke at the well on behalf of the legislation, and made a public plea to the federal government, the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Agency to continue expanding access to medical marijuana to those who require it. In addition to covering AIDS, SB 16 adds Tourette’s syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer’s disease and peripheral neuropathy as instances in which Georgians can have access to the low THC cannabis oil. THC, the shorthand for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Peake told Georgia Voice that Georgia’s law caps at 5 percent THC oil because that provides therapeutic benefit for a wide range of illnesses without causing the high associated with recreational use of marijuana. Georgians who can obtain the low THC oil must overcome multiple hurdles to do so.
The main one, Peake said, is where to get the product. Because medical cannabis is not legal in all 50 states, patients are then risking federal law by transporting a controlled substance across state lines. Update 3:50 p.m.: Peake took to Twitter to praise the senators who voted in favor of SB 16 and called on voters to remember how the senators voted on the bill if/when they run for statewide office. Grateful to 45 senators who voted Yes on #medicalcannabis Many will be running for state office, remember their vote OR non-vote #gapol pic.
Cannabis Industry Events To Not Miss This Weekend: December 14th
With so many diverse events going on, Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis culture. As always, Puff Puff Post has got your back with the hottest weekly cannabis industry events. Here is a list of the cannabis industry events going on this upcoming week and weekend! It’s a VIRTUAL conference where Mike Tretyak, Co-founder, and CEO of Majato Project will discuss the reasons why the Majato is a breakthrough blockchain project in the legal cannabis industry. The Majato Project aims to launch its own legal cannabis production in the USA – with the simultaneous development of the blockchain platform for legal cannabis industry participants.
Canna Farmers’ Market is hosting some of the best local growers and cannabis extract artists. Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, 85 Rosedale Ave, in downtown Brampton is a beautiful and relaxing spot, for all cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients across the GTA. Located just minutes from the heart of downtown Brampton, Green Leaf seems to set itself apart from other lounges in the GTA. It is a 19+ location and you can bring your own cannabis. Have your ID ready, bring your own cannabis and $5-$10 for the event.
Come celebrate the craft cannabis revolution and ring in the holidays with your favorite infused cannabis brands. Join Bloom High Tea Social Club and friends for another infused drinks tasting featuring diverse cannabis beverages like Mary’s Wellness. Come sample your favorite cannabis brands including EP Infusions, Baker’s Shop, Buudabomb, Canna Love Medibles, the Canna Chocolatier, House of the Great and many more! Find out how diversity is disrupting the cannabis industry as we sample microprocessor infused beverages including hot cocoa, infused tea and coffee.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. Family of Companies Featured on Buzzfeed, TMZ, and More This Week – Cannabistical: of or concerning cannabis.
A pair of Medical Marijuana, Inc. spokespeople and former NFL players were interviewed for national media outlets this week. Medical Marijuana, Inc. portfolio companies Hempmeds®, Kannaway, and Kannalife Sciences and their spokespersons were included in stories on major websites, including Buzzfeed, TMZ, RotoRob, InvestorPlace, and the Street Register, as part of their coverage of the booming cannabis industry and the specific CBD oil. Medical Marijuana, Inc.
CEO Dr. Stuart Titus was featured as part of a Buzzfeed. Article exploring the potential benefits of CBD products and their sudden popularity. With over 15 million unique monthly visitors worldwide, Buzzfeed is a significant media outlet for Medical Marijuana, Inc. to be featured in.
Now a believer of CBD’s effectiveness, Okoye spreads the word among his fellow teammates and ex-NFL players, as well as a larger general public. Where you can read testimonials by athletes like Okoye who use CBD each day. Lowery became a believer in the benefits of CBD after trying CBD oil products for himself. Now a vocal advocate for CBD, especially for current and former NFL players, Lowery has partnered with Kannalife Sciences to promote their research into creating a cannabinoid-based solution to the NFL’s concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy epidemic. The accompanying article detailed our role as an innovator in the CBD and cannabis market.
Because CBD oil is a non-prescription product in Bermuda, there are no restrictions to its sale over the counter to the pharmacy’s customers. You can find more developments from the Medical Marijuana, Inc. family of companies on our news feed.