Medical marijuana turns 1 in Georgia, but obstacles and risk remain

Medical marijuana turned 1 this month in Georgia, but not everybody is celebrating.

While the state’s official registry of patients allowed to legally use a limited form of cannabis oil continues to grow, some parents of children with intractable diseases have started their own underground network to get the oil into Georgia illegally because they are barred by federal law from shipping it here.

And while in-state clinical trials continue to show promise, everybody is waiting to see if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as soon as next month will recommend reclassifying the drug to acknowledge marijuana may have potential therapeutic value.

See what’s at stake for the Peach State in our premium story on myajc.com.

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