Gov. Nathan Deal was brought to tears as he signed a bill Thursday that makes medical marijuana legal in Georgia.
The new law allows the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions. Patients can possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil with low levels of THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a high.
Deal officially signed the bill into law shortly after 11 a.m. at the Capitol.
“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” Deal said.
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