(Reuters) – The Georgia state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand the state’s limited medical marijuana law to include people with 15 medical conditions, up from nine currently.
The bill now goes to Governor Nathan Deal to sign into law.
The state Senate passed the expansion by a 45-6 vote. The measure was earlier approved by Georgia’s House of Representatives.
The bill as passed allows use for those with severe autism, Brass said. The other conditions that would be added include Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS and Tourette’s syndrome.
Current conditions allowed to use medical marijuana in the state include cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Crohn’s disease.