Michael Williams announced support for medical cannabis oil and heavily regulated in-state cultivation and distribution. Williams is the only Republican candidate for governor willing to discuss medical cannabis oil and distribution for hurting individuals. Georgia’s medical marijuana laws are deeply flawed and will require leaders willing to tackle issues that others will not. Currently, Georgians with a Low THC Registration Card can possess up to 20 ounces of medical cannabis oil; however, Georgia law prohibits marijuana cultivation and federal law bars transporting marijuana across state lines. It’s almost like politicians were not willing to offer a real solution to hurting families.
“The fight for medical cannabis oil expansion is extremely personal. My father was a Vietnam War veteran diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder, and would have likely also been diagnosed with PTSD in today’s world. He took medication, visited doctors, and did his best to manage it. Sadly, when I was 14-years-old, he took his own life. The pain of losing a father to suicide is unbearable,” Williams recalled. “Today, 22 veterans with PTSD will commit suicide. Tomorrow, another 22. PTSD is one of many life threatening conditions that should be eligible for medical cannabis oil.”
Williams added, “Georgia’s medical marijuana laws are inadequate at best and criminal at worst. Federal law bars transportation of marijuana across state lines, yet Georgia law prohibits in-state cultivation and distribution. See the problem? Legalized in-state cultivation and distribution will ensure safe access for suffering patients. Until medical cannabis oil is readily available for patients with qualifying conditions, what is the point of legalizing it?”
“We need to get the government out of the doctor’s office. Medical experts agree that cannabis oil is life-saving and improves quality of life for those in need, yet politicians use it to further their own political agendas. It is time we put Georgians first and ignore squabbling lobbyists and special interest groups. We have a wide gap in our laws that I pledge to fill with common sense legislation. Georgia will have heavily regulated in-state cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana and an expanded list of eligible conditions when I am governor,” said Williams.
Michael will speak about his support for medical cannabis oil at two upcoming events:
November 6th - Manual’s Tavern 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307 at 7 PM.
Rally for Cannabis Eligibility for Veterans with PTSD
November 11 - Golden Drop’s Cafe 1788 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 at 12 PM.