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Georgia expected to launch medical marijuana registry
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that the announcement expected Tuesday comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet. The commission is scheduled to hear a Tuesday presentation about how other states have legalized medical marijuana and similar proposals in Congress.

In March, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order directing state agencies to start preparations for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.

Deal has said the law will allow the use of cannabis oil for treatment of seizure disorders, cancer and other diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis.