Georgia Senator Curt Thompson Stands Alone Against “do nothing” Medical Marijuana Bill

Sen. Curt Thompson was the lone NO vote against Senate Bill 185 that guts efforts to provide immunity from prosecution (HB-1) for certain patients in possession of certain cannabis derived products called “CBD Oil”.  Thompson introduced Senate Bill 7, a comprehensive bill to allow in-state cultivation and whole plant cannabis medicine.  His bill was never heard in committee.

“I understand what this bill is… To declare victory and get out, to say you have done something but to not necessarily do something…” stated Thompson from the well, speaking to a packed Senate chamber that included both Representative Allen Peake (R – Macon) as well as Governor Nathan Deal. Senator Thompson’s message was clear, “window dressing” as Thompson would call it, would not help bring home Georgians.