Sen. Renee Unterman Appointed to Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis

ATLANTA (September 21, 2015)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the new Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis.


“Panels such as the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis are central to providing young Georgian’s with the opportunity for relief without the burden of traveling outside the state,” said Sen. Unterman. “I am honored to be a part of this group, and though it will be a slow process, I look forward to working with the other members of the commission to discuss the best legal options for Georgia’s children and families who are suffering.”

The commission held its first three summer meetings on Tuesday, June 16; Friday, July 31; and Wednesday August 26. The meetings included testimony from manufacturers of cannabis oil from other states, and models of how the product is legally created and distributed. Members of the commission must report back to Gov. Deal at the end of 2015 with their completed findings.

The commission’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015  from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

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For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2015

For Information Contact:

Jennifer Yarber, Director
Gavriella Coffman, Communications Associate