The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University College of Law will be hosting a CLE event on October 22 at 11:45am:
- Allen Peake, Georgia State Representative for District 141 and Author of HB1
- Sidney Barrett, General Counsel, Georgia Department of Public Health
- Shannon Cloud, Parent of a child with Dravet Syndrome and Advocate of HB1
This spring, HB1 was signed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The law authorizes possession of up to 20 ounces of low THC cannabis oil to treat debilitating illnesses such as seizure disorder, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Patients or guardians must first be certified by their physicians as a candidate for cannabis oil and then must register with the Georgia Department of Public Health.
After describing the benefits of cannabis oil on serious medical conditions, our panelists will discuss the challenges of the legislative process, the differences in Georgiaâs law compared to other states, legal issues that have been raised, remaining gaps in the law and the potential implications for Georgians seeking cannabis oil for their medical conditions.
Continuing Legal Education credit has been applied for from the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (cost is $5 per credit hour). To receive credit, bring your Georgia Bar number and sign in at the CLE table.
Contact Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08) at the Center for Law, Health & Society at 404-413-9088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.