Georgia medical marijuana bill approved in Senate committee

A Georgia Senate committee on Wednesday approved a limited version of a bill that allows in-state production and sale of medical marijuana.

The bill would allow those who can already legally possess low-potency marijuana oil to access the product.

Officials said the committee approved the bill on a 7-2 vote.

The bill closed a loophole created by Georgia’s 2015 medical marijuana law that allows patients to possess the drug but provided no way to obtain it.