FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A prominent neurologist from metro Atlanta is doing everything he can to get THC oil legalized in Georgia.
THC is the active ingredient in cannabis.
“Many patients see significant benefits from low-grade THC oil,” Dr. Scott Cooper told Channel 2’s Tom Regan. “(It can help) everything from autism, seizures, Parkinson’s, ADHD, PTSD and neurological and muscular pains.”
Cooper said he vehemently supports the passage of House Bill 324, which would allow the production, manufacturing and sale of THC oil.
“It helps patients reduce use of prescription pain medications, including opioids,” Cooper said.
Early on, Cooper said he was skeptical, but he has since changed his mind.
"I have seen changes in patients as young as 15 and up to the mid-80s after taking THC oil," Cooper said.
Cooper said the other issue with the current law is the fact that many people are getting THC oil online, which puts them at risk of contaminated and harmful products.
He said he knows people who got sick after taking what they thought was THC oil, which was actually contaminated with rat poison.
Cooper is adamant that cultivation of medical marijuana in Georgia will ensure better quality control and more success stories.
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