The state of Georgia will be awarding six companies special licenses this weekend that will allow them to produce and distribute low-THC cannabis oil to legally registered patients.
There are almost 14,000 legally registered patients in the state.
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission had to go through more than 70 applications by businesses wanting the right to manufacture the medical cannabis oil.
The commission will narrow the field down to two Class One production license contracts to companies with a production space capacity of 100,000 square feet, and four Class Two production license contracts to companies with a production space capacity of 50,000 square feet.
Jimmy Wages has been fighting for this for hsi daughter Sydney who needs the oil to help control seizures.
“It’s been a long road fighting at the Capitol,” Wages said from his Paulding County home to WSB-TV 2. “I see really how politics somehow works. We have had some great representatives and senators down there that had seen our fight and said, let’s help these people. Let’s help these people help their children.”
“I want to be able to walk into a store, place my money down, take my daughter’s medicine out the door and come home,” Wages said. “That’s the thing we’ve been working on for the last seven years.”
The commission will announce the contract recipients on Saturday.