In April 2015, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the Haleigh’s Hope Act. This law legalizes the medical use of low-THC oil (cannabidiol or cannabis oil) for alternative treatment of certain approved medical conditions in children and adults, including sickle cell. For sickle cell patients, the diagnosis must be severe or end stage, as determined by the physician.
Visit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (http://www.choa.org/Patients-Families/During-Visit/Childrens-Hospital-Patient-Safety/Medicine-Safety/Low-THC-Cannabis-Oil) and/or the Georgia Department of Public Health (http://dph.georgia.gov/low-thc-oil-registry) websites to learn more about low THC oil.