“Can you imagine having to torture your child every day to keep them alive?”
Brian Underwood can. It’s something that he and his wife endure daily.
Underwood posed that question to lawmakers in January during the initial hearing for Rep. Allen Peake’s bill to allow medical marijuana cultivation in Georgia and give patients access to the medicine they need. The Underwoods’ son, Reid, has a rare disease that constantly blisters his skin and causes him chronic, excruciating pain.
Watch as Brian Underwood describes his son’s plight to the committee:
As Underwood mentions, cannabis oil has had outstanding results in other children with Reid’s condition. Unfortunately for the Underwoods, they can’t currently obtain the oil in Georgia without breaking the law.
Rep. Peake’s new bill seeks to fix that, and with over 100 co-signers in the state House alone, it’s a bill that has broad support across party lines and throughout the Gold Dome.
Gov. Nathan Deal, however, has signaled his opposition to the legislation, setting up a potential showdown within the GOP over the issue.
Kids like Reid can’t wait for political squabbles: they need help now.
Click here to tell Gov. Deal to support the Underwoods and other Georgia families who need access to medical marijuana now.