Crossover Week, and specifically Crossover Day, marks the point in the legislative session where bills must pass out of one chamber (House or Senate) and into the the opposite chamber. Several really big (and controversial) bills crossed over from the House to the Senate. For this newsletter, I will highlight just a few of the major pieces of legislation.
HB 324- The Medical Marijuana Bill This bill, referred to as "Georgia's Hope Act" would allow for the State of Georgia to begin cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing of Low THC Oil for usage by the 8,000 individuals currently on the Medical Marijuana Registry. While the intent of this bill is a great, and I would have loved to support it 100%, there is serious flaws in the access to this new industry coming to our State (should it pass). I voted NO on this bill in its current format and hope, once the bill returns from the Senate that I can vote YES on a bill that not only increase medical access to Low THC oil, but also increase economic access to women-, and minority-owned businesses to what will surely be a very large industry in Georgia.