In 2015, Georgia legalized medical marijuana for people who suffer from cancer and other illnesses to possess up to 20 ounces of low-THC cannabis oil. At the end of February, Georgia’s medical marijuana registry had 1,300 active patients, and now that number will continue to increase. Two years later, Georgia is passing another medical marijuana bill to expand the program to include patients with more severe conditions including autism, AIDS, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, any case of epidermolysis bullosa, and patients in hospice. Although this is a big win for medical marijuana, the bill was a compromise because the Senate wanted to lower the THC levels while the House wanted to expand the program to more patients. The bill now waits to be signed by Governor Nathan Deal.