The AJC is reporting that Sen. Unterman will not hold a hearing on House Bill 722, a medical marijuana bill that Gov. Deal and some legislators opposed. A house committee stripped the bill of the in-state grow provision and added a DUI limit for impairment. It did pass out of the House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee and was placed in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee where Sen. Unterman is chairman.
AJC – A bill that would expand the list of medical conditions that could be treated on Georgia’s medical marijuana law has stalled in committee, after Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said Monday that she will not schedule a hearing on it before the Legislature ends work March 24.
House Bill 722 would have added HIV/AIDS, epidermolysis bullosa, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and other disorders and illnesses to the list of qualifying medical conditions eligible for the state’s cannabis oil program, which became legal last year.
Unterman said she felt the push to expand the list needed more work and discussion than time would allow during the session.
“I met with some of the families and I’ve committed to continue working on it with them, and that’s what I told them,” Unterman said. When asked if she expected to schedule a hearing, she said: “No, it’s not coming up.”