While a Georgia House committee (Medical Cannabis Working Group) met to expand the state’s medical cannabis law (HB-65) a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on Senate Bill 16. The measure would lower the allowable amount of THC from 5% to 3% while adding autism to the existing list of medical conditions that are eligible for medical marijuana treatment. The public was allowed to speak for or against the bill.
Georgia CARE Director James Bell challenged subcommittee chairman Sen. Ben Watson (R-Savannah) to explain his rationale for filing the bill. Rep. Watson’s rambling response left medical cannabis supporters who packed the room confused about his legislative intent.
Georgia CARE provided this video of the Senate hearing and testimony from the public.