ATLANTA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

At this meeting, the committee will hear testimony from representatives of GW Pharmaceuticals, researchers involved in the study of Epidiolex at Georgia Regents University, a neurologist from Colorado, as well as Georgia physician who moved his family to Colorado for medical cannabis.

The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions is co-chaired by State Representative Allen Peake (R – Macon) and State Senator Renee Unterman (R – Buford). The joint study committee is tasked with studying the effects of the extracts and compounds of cannabis as a medical treatment to determine if it is appropriate to enact legislation that will allow for the prescription of medical cannabis. The Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee was created by SR 981 following the 2014 legislative session.

Please click here for a tentative meeting agenda, and for more information on SR 981, please click here.

WHO:
Rep. Allen Peake (R – Macon), Co-Chair
Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), Co-Chair
Sen. Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge)
Sen. Butch Miller (R – Gainesville)
Sen. Curt Thompson (D – Tucker)
Rep. Rich Golick (R – Smyrna)
Rep. Micah Gravley (R – Douglasville)
Rep. Margaret Kaiser (D – Atlanta)

WHAT:
Joint Study Committee Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Meeting

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Georgia Regents University
1459 Laney-Walker Blvd
Augusta, GA 30901

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