The use of cannabis oil for medical use could soon become law in Georgia.
The bill passed in the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The bill will now go to the House, which is expected to approve it as well.
The governor could then sign it into law later this week.
This is the bill that would make the use of cannabis oils for eight illnesses legal.
Lawmakers are working to get bills passed before the end of the legislative session.
“The biggest thing has been educating the public and my colleagues that this is not going to allow the smoking of weed in Georgia. We’re not going to have 6 year olds smoking weed in Georgia. I think my colleagues have gotten it,” said Representative Allen Peake, who is sponsoring the bill.
CBS46 asked Peake whether he thought he had to the votes to get this passed. He said it would be tight.
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