After the defeat of HB 885, the bill that would have made the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes legal in the state of Georgia, state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, wants families to know they may qualify to get financial help to travel for the treatment.
In a letter addressed to HB 885 families posted Tuesday on his Facebook page, Peake praised the governor for moving forward with clinical trials for cannabis oil. He also acknowledged that many families are currently in the position of going out of state to get the treatment for their sick children.
Peake said an existing non-profit organization that provides financial help for medical expenses to Georgia families is partnering with them, and will begin taking applications immediately. Assistance will be based on financial and medical need and will attempt to cover transportation expenses and up to six months rent. Only Georgia citizens who have children with seizure disorders and wish to temporarily relocate can qualify.
If you or a family you know is interested, they need to e-mail Peake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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