Douglas, Paulding lawmaker helping lead Assembly’s study of medical cannabis access

A state lawmaker representing Douglas and Paulding counties will help lead the General Assembly’s study of how much legal access Georgians should have to medical cannabis.

District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, recently was appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve as the House co-chairman of the Assembly’s Joint Study Commission on Low THC Medical Oil Access.

Gravley has helped lead legislative efforts to legalize access to cannabidiol, also known as CBD, since 2014. It is the oil produced by the non-psychoactive part of the marijuana plant and has proven effective in controlling the seizures associated with epilepsy, as well as other medical uses.

He said he was “eager for the commission to begin its important work.”

“The Georgia General Assembly has championed several pro-medical cannabis bills in recent years, and while our state has made great strides in expanding our medical cannabis program, we still have a ways to go

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