Atlanta, March 5, 2019 — The Georgia House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow medical marijuana to be grown, manufactured and distributed in the state. The bill passed on a 123-40 vote and will allow patients a legal way to obtain medical marijuana oil in the state.

“These aren’t people who are seeking a recreational high. These aren’t people who are seeking to use illicit drugs,” said state Rep. Micah Gravley (R). “These are people who have tried and failed with opioids. These are people who want their children to suffer less seizures.”

Georgia has previously allowed patients to use medical marijuana for seizures and cancers since 2015. Former Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill last year allowing for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain to use cannabis oil for treatment.