The drive to allow the cultivation of medical marijuana in Georgia already has enough juice to pass the House. But it will take more than that to convince Gov. Nathan Deal to get behind the legislation.
The governor again said he was concerned that law enforcement officials raised questions about state Rep. Allen Peake’s proposal. But he also contended that another constituency – the medical community – hasn’t embraced it enough to his liking.
“Doctors worry they will lose their license. Look at the very small number of doctors who have signed up on our registry to say that we would even approve the use of what we have already authorized,” Deal said after the State of the State speech. “If the medical community has not embraced it more thoroughly, I don’t know how the expansion of maladies that are covered would help.” [Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution]