Sunday October 4th, 2015 1:10PM

Miller to serve on committees for medical cannabis, health care violence

By Staff
ATLANTA - Republican State Sen. Butch Miller of Gainesville has been tapped to serve on two joint study committees of the Georgia General Assembly - one on the study of medical marijuana and the other on violence against health care employees.<br /> <br /> Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announced the appointments Monday.<br /> <br /> Over the next several months, the joint study committees will meet to review in-depth topics under consideration for legislative action in 2015. <br /> <br /> "Medical cannabis and the increasing amount of aggression towards health care workers are two very important topics that deserve a closer look by the Georgia General Assembly. I look forward to working with legislative colleagues, medical professionals and constituents to develop appropriate strategies and potential legislative proceedings with both subjects," said Miller.<br /> <br /> The Joint Study Committee on Violence Against Health Care Workers will examine workplace violence as it pertains to medical professionals, including the cost of resources and the relationship between untreated mental illnesses and drug misuse. The committee will be composed of ten members and must report its findings on or before December 2, 2014.<br /> <br /> The Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will further analyze the prescriptive use of cannabidiol for serious medical conditions, including the positive treatment of seizure disorders in children. The committee will be composed of 11 members and must report its findings on or before December 1, 2014.
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