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Georgia governor signs PTSD medical marijuana bill into law


Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill Monday legalizing the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intractable pain.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that the bill adds PTSD and intractable pain to the existing list of conditions eligible for cannabis oil treatment.

Georgia first passed a medical marijuana bill in 2015 and will now cover more than a dozen conditions.

There are roughly 4,000 patients on Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.

{mosads} State lawmakers shut down an expansion to the program in February which would have legalized the harvesting and distribution of cannabis oil.

Currently, only physicians are allowed to approve patients to use small amounts of the oil.

It is still prohibited to grow, buy or transport the drug, The Journal-Constitution reported.

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