(Image credit: SF-Weekly)
Cassius Methyl | February 15, 2016
According to parents who treat their children with cannabis oil illegally to treat severe disorders, law enforcement are extending their tentacles of influence into the bureaucracy, in a vain attempt to ensure parents remain criminals in the eyes of the state.
“Law enforcement officials across Georgia are proving to be the biggest obstacle to a bill that would allow medical cannabis oil to be manufactured and distributed in the state.
‘From what we hear, law enforcement is our biggest opponent,’ Katie Harrison told The Times last month. Harrison is a Hall County resident who treats her young son with cannabis oil to treat his seizure disorders.
There appear to be enough votes in the House to pass the bill, but pushback from Georgia sheriffs and district attorneys have raised alarm bells in the Senate, as well as in the administration of Gov. Nathan Deal.
Lawmakers approved the use of cannabis oil last year to treat eight medical conditions. The drug is known to have anti-anxiety effects, among other beneficial properties, and strains lack the levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC that gets marijuana smokers high.
But with no manufacturing and distribution of the drug within Georgia, some patients have been forced to break federal law by acquiring the drug out of state and transporting it back, according to advocates.”
Please share this little piece of news with anyone interested in fighting for our natural right to this plant material.
This article (Lifesaving Cannabis Oil Legalization Inhibited by Georgia Law Enforcement) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Era of Wisdom.org.