Documentary makes the case for medical marijuana in Georgia – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

An individual displays their support for marijuana reform during a debate in Boca Raton, Fla. AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

An individual displays their support for marijuana reform during a debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

A new documentary will be released this week that follows the fight in Georgia to provide medical cannabis to children suffering from various forms of Epilepsy, as well as other Georgia patients who would benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis oil.

State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravely (R-Douglasville) today announced the premiere and support of “Growing Hope,” a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children, including moving out of state for “medical marijuana, ” an oil extract of the plant that’s been shown to drastically reduce seizures in people suffering a variety of ills

The film will debut on Thursday, November, 6 in Dallas, Georgia.

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“This powerful and emotional film gives viewers a brief glimpse of the struggles that Georgia families with children with seizure disorders are facing and also provides proof of what cannabis can do for the quality of life for our children and citizens who are suffering,” said Rep. Peake in a press release. “This film and the positive feedback that it has already received, proves that the work that we are doing to help these families has not been in vain. Growing Hope showcases several Georgia families that I have come to know and love, and I hope that this film will help more people understand why it is so crucial to bring this treatment to Georgia. I welcome and encourage everyone to come out and support Growing Hope.”

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