ATLANTA, GA — With Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signing legislation Thursday making Illinois the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana, activists in Georgia say they want to be the next state to consider reform legislation, and have published a report on how to achieve their goals.
James Bell, director for Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education (Georgia C.A.R.E.), said Georgia is ready to consider historic legislation allowing for medical marijuana.
In a seven page report entitled “A Guide to Enacting Medical Marijuana in Georgia,” Georgia CARE outlines the steps the southern state must take to remove criminal penalties, allow doctors to recommend therapeutic use and provide for a legal and safe source of medical marijuana.
“We believe the people of Georgia will support our efforts to allow patients with serious medical conditions to use marijuana under doctor’s supervision. We’re ready to take our plan to state lawmakers”, Bell said. “In 1980, Georgia was one of the first states in the nation to pass a compassionate medical marijuana law. We believe Georgia lawmakers are no less compassionate today. We should not treat patients like criminals.”
From the report: Four key principles for effective Georgia medical marijuana laws
The group is also hosting a symposium on Cannabis Therapeutics at EmoryUniversity in January 2014.
For more information about sensible marijuana reform in Georgia, visit www.gacareproject.com.
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