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Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

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By BILL HENDRICK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Patients who need cannabis oil for medical treatment say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a law making possession of up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil legal in Georgia. But patients needing the oil still have to go out of state to get it, because it remains illegal to produce at home.

That means families have to travel out-of-state to get the oil, and it is unclear whether the federal government will tolerate that.

Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says patients who need to travel out of state to obtain cannabis oil could risk penalties if the marijuana extract is found by a federal officer or airport security.

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