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Re: “Taxis should push for less red tape, not Uber and Lyft regulations

Hey guess what, MarkfromAtlanta, Taxi drivers kill children too! Maybe we should ban all taxis and go back to horse-drawn carriages.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/11/nyregion…

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Posted by CarolineS on 02/18/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Pot legalization in Georgia? Don't hold your breath

From the article: "Right now, with the Republicans in charge, the outlook isn't good for legalization," says Gwinnett County defense attorney David Clark, who serves as executive director of Georgia NORML. "But maybe we could see an effort to allow medical marijuana."

I was very surprised to see that even NORML doesn't know that medical marijuana has been legal in Georgia in a limited program for cancer and glaucoma since 1980.

SOURCE: The Official Code of Georgia, Annotated. (by the way, any time you have a Georgia Law question, look it up here first! Google OCGA, then select the first result -lexisnexis- then search with natural language.)

URL: http://www.lexis-nexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp

TITLE 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 34. PHYSICIANS, ACUPUNCTURE, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, CANCER AND GLAUCOMA TREATMENT, RESPIRATORY CARE, CLINICAL PERFUSIONISTS, AND ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS PRACTICE
ARTICLE 5. USE OF MARIJUANA FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER AND GLAUCOMA

O.C.G.A. § 43-34-121 (2009)

§ 43-34-121. Legislative intent

(a) The General Assembly finds and declares that the potential medicinal value of marijuana has received insufficient study due to a lack of financial incentives for the undertaking of appropriate research by private drug manufacturing concerns. Individual physicians cannot feasibly utilize marijuana in clinical trials because of federal governmental controls which involve expensive, time-consuming approval and monitoring procedures.

(b) The General Assembly further finds and declares that limited studies throughout the nation indicate that marijuana and certain of its derivatives possess valuable and, in some cases, unique therapeutic properties, including the ability to relieve nausea and vomiting which routinely accompany chemotherapy and irradiation used to treat cancer patients. Marijuana also may be effective in reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients who do not respond well to conventional medications.

(c) The General Assembly further finds and declares that, in enabling individual physicians and their patients to participate in a state-sponsored program for the investigational use of marijuana and its derivatives, qualified physicians and surgeons throughout the state will be able to study the benefits of the drug in a controlled clinical setting, and additional knowledge will be gained with respect to dosage and effects.

(d) It is the intent of the General Assembly in enacting this article to permit research into the therapeutic applications of marijuana and its derivatives in cancer and glaucoma patients. This would allow qualified physicians approved by the Patient Qualification Review Board created by Code Section 43-34-124 to provide the drug on a compassionate basis to seriously ill persons suffering from the severe side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment and to persons suffering from glaucoma who are not responding to conventional treatment, which persons would otherwise have no lawful access to it. It is the further intent of the General Assembly to facilitate clinical trials of marijuana and its derivatives, particularly with respect to persons suffering from cancer and glaucoma who would be benefited by use of the drug.

(e) This article is limited to clinical trials and research into therapeutic applications of marijuana only for use in treating glaucoma and in treating the side effects of chemotherapeutic agents and radiation and should not be construed as either encouraging or sanctioning the social use of marijuana. Nothing in this article shall be construed to encourage the use of marijuana in lieu of or in conjunction with other accepted medical treatment, but only as an adjunct to such accepted medical treatment.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 84-902A, enacted by Ga. L. 1980, p. 82, § 1; Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509.


O.C.G.A. § 43-34-126 (Copy w/ Cite) Pages: 2 O.C.G.A. § 43-34-126
GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2009 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.
*** Current through the 2009 Regular Session ***

TITLE 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 34. PHYSICIANS, ACUPUNCTURE, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, CANCER AND GLAUCOMA TREATMENT, RESPIRATORY CARE, CLINICAL PERFUSIONISTS, AND ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS PRACTICE

ARTICLE 5. USE OF MARIJUANA FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER AND GLAUCOMA
O.C.G.A. § 43-34-126 (2009)
§ 43-34-126. Immunity of program participants from state prosecution for possession or use of authorized marijuana

Patient participants in the program are immune from state prosecution for possession of marijuana as authorized by this article and under the program established in this article. A person authorized under this program shall not possess an amount of marijuana in excess of the amount prescribed under the authority of this article. The amount prescribed shall be maintained in the container in which it was placed at the time the prescription was filled. Physician, pharmacy, and pharmacist participants in the program are immune from state prosecution for possession, distribution, and any other use of marijuana, which use is authorized such persons by this article. Any such possession, distribution, or other use not authorized by this article shall be enforced and punished as provided in Chapter 13 of Title 16, relating to controlled substances and dangerous drugs, and Chapter 4 of Title 26, relating to pharmacists and pharmacies.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 84-907A, enacted by Ga. L. 1980, p. 82, § 1; Ga. L. 1992, p. 1634, § 1; Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509.

O.C.G.A. § 43-34-126





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