Athens Human Rights Festival – Marijuana is a Human Right

Georgia C.A.R.E. Project director James Bell will be speaking this Saturday at the 37th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival in downtown Athens GA.

Originally created to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Kent State murders, the Human Rights Festival is a two-day event dedicated to promoting free speech and confronting issues that challenge human rights. Throughout the festival, activists and members of various community, national and global organizations take to the main stage to discuss important social and political topics. In between speakers, live music performances entertain the festival crowd. As always, information booths line the streets, and children’s activities and youth performances are available for our younger attendees.

The free festival is from 10 a.m.–12 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd and 2–9 p.m. on Sunday, May 3rd.

James Bell will be speaking on Saturday May 2nd at 4:30 pm. We hope you can attend!

THC v. CBD v. Whole Plant Cannabis

Georgia C.A.R.E. supports whole plant therapeutics, in-state cultivation and availability of cannabis to the masses. We reject CBD Oil Only legislation and the restriction of certain medical conditions for which cannabis can benefit. Georgia C.A.R.E. will be addressing these issue in the near future.

“I know it freaks everybody out, but we need THC,” Janea Cox said. Only when doctors added a little nightly THC to Haleigh’s CBD regimen did she experience her first seizure-free day in years.

Democrat Voters in Whitfield County GA say yes to legalization

With little fanfare Democrat voters in Whitfield County Georgia say yes to legal marijuana. The straw poll was on the May 2014 primary ballot. It backs up a poll conducted in January by NORML that shows 62% of likely voters support decriminalization of cannabis

WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) – Voters in Whitfield County say yes to legalization.  It was a question in a democratic straw poll.  Voters were asked, should Georgia legalize the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older? On their ballot it’s a non-binding question  and 64-percent of voters think it should be legal.

Georgia democrats included the legalization question on the ballot to get people out to vote.  Straw polls also serve to gauge voters opinion.

Under current Georgia law, less than an ounce of cannabis can get you up to one year in prison, anything more than that and you could spend up to 10 years behind bars.