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Georgia to study legalizing medical marijuana

Georgia lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to study whether to legalize medical marijuana.

Leaders in the General Assembly began this week to appoint members of a committee charged with making recommendations on the issue, after the state House and Senate failed to reach a compromise in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, will lead the committee along with Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford.

Peake led the push earlier this year to legalize limited use of medical marijuana in Georgia. His legislation, House Bill 885, was designed to allow Georgia families use of cannabis oil to treat certain seizure disorders in both children and adults, afflictions that can cause hundreds of seizures a day and often lead to death.  [Read More...]

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