ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Tuesday that expands medical marijuana treatment in Georgia.
Senate Bill 16 expands the conditions eligible for treatment with cannabis oil, which is derived from marijuana.
Under the new bill, those conditions now include:
- ALS, at its end stage
- Seizure disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis, at its end stage
- Crohn's disease
- Parkinson's diseasee
- Sickle Cell, at its end stage
- Autism for patients 18 or under
- Tourette's syndrome
- Epidermolysis bullosa, a skin condition
- Alzheimer's, at its end stage
- AIDS, at its end stage
- Peripheral neuropathy, at its end stage
The bill was championed by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon), who has sponsored numerous medical marijuana bills in the past.
"Another positive step forward on the #medicalcannabis journey," Peake tweeted after Deal's signature.
Also on Tuesday, Deal announced nine bills that he was vetoing. Click here for that list.