Georgia Man Arrested for Providing Medical Marijuana Oil

Georgia marijuana oil arrest
Photo and video by Fox 31

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This past April Georgia became one of the latest states to decriminalize certain kinds of marijuana oil for patients with certain conditions. In doing so the state of Georgia admitted that marijuana is medicine and set boundaries on who could possess it. But one of the things the law did not address is how patients are supposed to obtain the oil without breaking the laws of various states and the federal government in order to obtain it.

At the same time Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal, was signing the Haleigh’s Hope Act into law, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office was expending its limited resources to investigate, arrest and jail Bobby Thornton for making and distributing medical marijuana oil to patients in need.

In a recent interview with WFXL Fox 31, a Georgia patient described how she was able to manage her illness and unplug from a boatload of doctor-prescribed pharmaceutical medications.  Heather Smith is taking anti-depressants now to ease her pain after Thornton was arrested two weeks ago. She staunchly defended her friend and caretaker, and made it clear that she would be in much worse shape than she is today were it not for his help.

“These prescription drugs aren’t working,” Smith told Fox 31. “The marijuana was what was working and my own doctor told me that. It doesn’t give me these side effects. It relaxes me and calms me down.”

Thornton was supplying Smith with cannabis oil capsules and cupcakes with marijuana baked in them. As of Wednesday he remained in the Worth County Jail on charges of manufacturing marijuana and violating Georgia’s new medical marijuana oil law.

11 thoughts on “Georgia Man Arrested for Providing Medical Marijuana Oil

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:46 pm
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    That’s Georgia for you!

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  • May 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm
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    what is a marijuana party??

    “Dealer” was a pejorative term. If you really wish to do the woman justice you could avoid words that are loaded with emotional momentum while still describing the same actions. Its not spin. Its unspin.

    For the LEO character, yes you will see more of this. And its not because of those scandalous marijuana party having herb lickers. Its because the law is very dangerous in its current form, and its because Georgians are sick and could give two ships about the legislature patting themselves on the back and tickling each others sunshine. The law is broken and so blatantly hypocritical and dismissive of science and common knowledge that it does nothing but breed contempt for those either too corrupt to care to too stupid to read any of the thousands of papers detailing both the safety and efficacy of this “substance”.

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  • May 16, 2015 at 9:52 am
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    In need of a good lawyer? If anyone knows any…would be greatly appreciated. free Bobby Lee.

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  • May 16, 2015 at 10:06 am
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    I had both legs crushed from the knee down in a rock slide needless to say I have massive nerve damage in both legs according to the law it’s perfectly Okay to load me up with oxyconten but not canabis for the same effect where’s the sense in that

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  • May 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    All humans, in fact all vertebrates, have an endocannabinoid system which regulates the homeostasis of our body’s other systems, keeping everything function as it should under all circumstances. For those with a malfunctioning endocannabinoid system, the only thing on this planet to correct that is the cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. Our bodies make their own cannabinoids, but when we can’t produce enough our systems start not working properly and things begin to go haywire in the body, causing health problems. It’s like trying to run a car with a few missing spark plugs. How is it not a form of genocide to deny these patents the one medicine that can help them?

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  • May 16, 2015 at 11:17 pm
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    wow! thank you so much..this really means ALOT to me and my family, thanks ever one for your support!

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    • May 17, 2015 at 10:52 am
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      Amanda, I’m really glad we could help get this in front of the right people. Please keep us updated!

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  • May 22, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    In case the police haven’t noticed, the governor of Georgia SIGNED INTO LAW the legalization of cannabis oil for treatment. Now, without manufacturers or suppliers, it’s kind of a toothless law, but it’s a start. I’m very glad that a lawyer stepped in to help — he should have NO TROUBLE winning this case, and I’d recommend turning around and SUEING the officers involved.

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