Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Medical use of marijuana is now legal in almost half of the states including Georgia, The Georgia Legislature passed the Haleigh Hope Act, signed into law by Governor Deal on April 16, 2015, allowing citizens to possess small amounts of the active ingredient in Marijuana THC for medical use.  The law is very restrictive and does not allow for possession of marijuana in a form where it can be smoked.  Nor does it allow for THC oil to be manufactured in Georgia.  Only a short list of conditions can be treated. While Georgia’s law is specific to a small handful of conditions, medical marijuana laws in states such as California permit marijuana use for a larger number of ailments.

Georgia residents and caregivers to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC (5 percent) cannabis oil for the treatment of only eight diseases:

    1. Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and vomiting;
    2. seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries;
    3. ALS,
    4. Multiple sclerosis,
    5. Parkinson’s disease
    6. Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis of each disorder is severe or end stage;
    7. Crohn’s disease
    8. Mitochondrial diseases.

Only these conditions and this form of the active ingredient will be legal in Georgia.

On a philosophical note, for most medical uses of marijuana – good if not better alternatives exist.  This restricted list identifies some of the situations where medical marijuana is a reasonable choice.  Nonetheless when seeking to offer reasonable alternatives, THC should more available.

Although highly celebrated, the law is very restrictive. For the few who will benefit it is a major progressive step in the right direction. People who smoke marijuana for anxiety or relief of pain will not benefit from this new law.  The bill makes it legal for registered caregivers to possess THC oil.  It is still illegal to bring medical marijuana into Georgia.  So, even though registered caregivers can possess Cannabis oil, they must break federal law to bring it into the state.

From a social and scientific point of view it is totally unintelligent for marijuana to be illegal while alcohol and cigarettes are legal.  While the marijuana debate is newsworthy, entertaining and interesting; I’ll spend more energy urging people to stop smoking tobacco and leave alcohol alone.

Source: Press release-

Brenda Fitzgerald MD Commissioner Georgia Dept. of Public Health News accounts website

Brenda Fitzgerald MD Commissioner Georgia Dept. of Public Health News accounts



What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is the colloquial term for a buttocks augmentation. People choose to undergo a butt lift to enhance the size of their derrieres. A butt lift can also improve the shape of the backside. Brazilian butt lifts are different from other buttock enhancing procedures because they use your own fat. Other methods of butt augmentation make use of silicone implants.

You might want to enhance your butt for a number of reasons. Some people are born with a small or flat backside. You might consider the surgery if you find that your clothing doesn’t fit properly on your backside, for example. Getting a butt lift will give you a more curvy shape and will increase the difference between your waist and hip size, which some people prefer. In some cases, people choose to undergo a butt lift procedure after losing a lot of weight and having their buttocks shrink in size.

Autologous Fat Transfer

Autologous Fat Transfer, in which fat is delicately removed from your body using a gentle liposuction technique. At the WISE Cosmetic surgery center, we either use a VASER technique or the infrasonic technique, depending on the patient’s specific needs. The fat cells are then harvested, purified and then either transferred immediately or only the best tissue stored in special conditions for future use.

Modern technology gives us the ability to harvest fat from undesired areas and redistribute fat to the chest and derriere ( Brazilian butt lift ) to help women obtain shapely bodies. Similar techniques allow for transfer to the face to restore a youthful appearance by eliminating facial folds and wrinkles. With the technologies we use there is no need to be put to sleep.

Fat transfer is a tedious process that must be done correctly to keep the fat from being re-absorbed by the body. This is why most plastic surgeons prefer the quicker, more profitable method of breast implants. However, the look and feel of implants comparatively speaking is not as natural in appearance and may not be as long-lasting of the Autologous Fat Transfer.

Fat transfers have been performed in South American and European countries for decades, but they are relatively new to the U.S. Improvements in older technologies make it possible to do these procedures in an office setting. Another unique twist is the suture suspension lift which can be combined with the fat transfer when appropriate or desirable to create the ultimate in an attractive heinie or subtle enhancements of the breasts in appropriate candidates.

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