Medical cannabis bill clears a crucial hurdle - CBS46 News

Medical cannabis bill clears a crucial hurdle

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A controversial drug took one step closer to becoming legal in Georgia.

A State Senate committee on Wednesday approved a proposal to legalize medical cannabis, better known as marijuana.

Parents of kids with life-threatening illnesses say the drug could save their children's lives.

The bill would legalize the drug only in pill or oil-based form for kids who suffer from seizures.

The proposal also includes a measure that would let parents bring the oil-based form into Georgia without facing state penalties.

The bill is expected to go to the full Senate for a vote.

The proposal must approve the bill by March 20, the last day of the legislative session or it dies.

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