Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

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ATLANTA — Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana.

For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological disorder called Leigh’s disease.

The oil has allowed him to cut back on using pharmaceuticals, including opioids, to treat his son’s seizures, breathing problems, and other symptoms.

“I see how it works and I want other kids to be able to have the same opportunity,” said Cotte.

Cotte and others worry that differing priorities in the Georgia Legislature this year will harm the state’s two-year-old program allowing possession of cannabis oil for treatment of certain medical conditions. To continue reading