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State regulators approve new medical cannabis rules

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The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission has approved a set of rules for testing, inspecting and distribution of the medical marijuana.

Those rules are one of the last hurdles before registered patients would finally have a legal way to purchase the medicine. Its use has been allowed by state law since 2015.

Two companies were issued state production licenses in September to grow medical marijuana in greenhouses in Adel and Glennville, but products will have to go through approvals for packaging, labeling and testing before they can go on sale.

Over 25,000 patients and 18,000 caregivers are currently registered with the state to use the product.

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