This evening, The Georgia Health and Human Services committee voted unanimously to advance GA HB 885 Haleigh’s Hope Act to the Georgia House floor.
The bill has several more obstacles prior to becoming law, but this was a HUGE step.
We anticipate the House will vote on the bill Monday. We believe HB 885 has the votes to pass.
The House has revised the bill to include a provision which allows cannabis cultivation in Georgia. Not allowing cannabis cultivation would have rendered HB 885 useless because the Federal Government has been clear and consistent that they will not tolerate interstate commerce.
If the bill passes the House, it will move to the Senate. If the Senate votes to pass it, HB 885 will go to Governor Nathan Deal to sign it into law.