Special Report: The Case for Cannabis – WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –

Three years after Georgia put a medicinal marijuana law into place, thousands of people suffering from chronic and life-threatening disorders have seen the benefits of the drug.

But since then, getting access to cannabis oil has not gotten any easier. Just obtaining the medicine is a violation of federal law and some people are even breaking state laws to get their children this life-changing treatment.

Kayla Gibbs has endured thousands of seizures throughout her 30 years of life after being affected by encephalitis as an infant.

Nothing seemed to help.

“It was terrible to see anybody go through it. There’s nothing you can do,” said Scott Gibbs, Kayla’s father and caretaker.

But three years ago that all changed. With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a medicinal marijuana bill into law allowing people with debilitating

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