Georgia’s 6-month-old limited medical marijuana program hasn’t moved forward because no one has been appointed to a commission that will oversee the new industry.
Politicians contacted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave no reason why no one has been appointed to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission.
More than 50 people have applied to serve on the seven-member commission, according to the newspaper.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 324 in April, creating what Georgia describes as a “low THC-program,”
Commission members are prohibited from investing in a cannabis oil firm while serving on the board and five years after their terms have ended, the Journal-Constitution noted.
The Factbook noted that future medical marijuana businesses in Georgia will have a social equity component based on a state requirement that there be 20% “participation” from women, minorities and veterans.
Source: Marjuna Business Daily