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Facts About Marijuana Use in the U.S. [Infographic]

Posted by Donald Turner | Sep 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in the United States contiues to be a hot-button issue, and has has for years. Currently, 23 states have legalized medical marijuna use and 4 have legalized it for recreational purposes. Though the Federal Law hasn't changed, 48.3% ofdrug-related arrests involve marijuana-related offenses.

In Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure allowing for the use of “non-euphoric low-THC oil” for medical treatment in April 2015. So far, the use and production of marijuana or THC products is still illigal. The oil must be shipped into the state from select pharmaceutical companies.

Additionally, Georgia law only allows residentents to obtain the oil if they have one of the eight listed disorders: cancer, Crohn's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders and sickle cell disease.

Let us know where you stand on the legalization of marijuana? See our infographic below for some more quick facts!

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Donald Turner

Don Tuner has been practicing law for over 40 years and, during that time, has built extensive relationships within the legal and law enforcement communities throughout Georgia. He has successfully defended thousands...

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