Despite medical marijuana being legal in the state of Georgia since 2015, patients can’t buy it. Despite legalizing the drug, lawmakers didn’t approve the sale or cultivation of the plant.

This may not always be the case though. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has a bill on his desk that would finally allow medical marijuana growers and dispensaries to open their stores in the state.

“It’s a very, very tough issue. But there’s a lot of legislative support for it. I respect the legislative process, and I understand why people are doing it, and I understand why people have grave concerns about this,” Kemp said to AJC recently.

Governor Kemp is expected to sign the bill soon.

Medical marijuana will not be available for purchase right away though and dispensaries would still need to be licensed through a regulatory board that hasn’t been assembled yet.

At least the ball will be rolling in the right direction.

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