Governor Nathan Deal has signed a legislation today in Georgia to make medical marijuana legal for nine medical conditions. This will significantly mean that patients can now have cannabis oil legally if prescribed by a doctor.
With such legislation, it will bring relief to families who had to move to places where the oil is legal for medical use. However, the consumption quantity has been restricted to 20 ounces, and interestingly, the application is meant for terminal diseases.
The diseases where usage will be applicable are cancer, amyotrophic lateral aclerosis end stage, seizure due to epilepsy or head injury, multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial disease, Crohn’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease and Sickle Cell Disease. In most of these cases, the doses can be given only if the diseases are severe.
Amidst reports of marijuana legalization comes the possibility of marijuana-flavored ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s, an ice cream specialist known for its wacky flavors, has come up with beer-flavored ice cream that will be available starting April 20, according to Forbes. The ice cream company also looks forward to release marijuana-flavored ice cream.
The move is criticized by Bruce Lee Livingstone, executive director and CEO of Alcohol Justice. He said, “It does no favors for the youth of America”, and is worried that children may move towards beer consumption.