2015 Stories of the Year: Legislature passes medical marijuana law

The state Legislature joined dozens of other states in loosening medical marijuana laws when it voted to decriminalize possession of a limited amount of some liquid made from cannabis.

By nearly unanimous votes in March, the Georgia Senate and House decided to set up a medical marijuana registry for patients who have one of eight diagnoses: Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, seizure disorders, severe cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or sickle cell disease.

Medical Marijuana

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal,…

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