Medical marijuana, or cannabis, is a hot topic in the state right now. We don’t have any problem with testing that will help determine if marijuana-derived products are effective in the treatment of severe seizures and glaucoma and recovery from cancer chemotherapy and radiation.
However, we do share the concerns expressed by others that the machinations behind the scenes in many of these movements, not just in Georgia, are at least partially influenced by groups that want to see the eventual legalization of recreational marijuana.
We hope the state’s desire for a potentially rich tax source won’t overcome its desire for the safest, healthiest population possible. Sadly, experiences in other states make it seem like an inevitable conclusion that pot will become legal in Georgia in the near future.