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Georgia Bill to Allow Marijuana Cultivation Is Dead For This Year

The author of legislation aimed at expanding the state’s medical marijuana law said he won’t continue to push for cultivation in Georgia this year after the bill ran into problems in committee Monday.

The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee eliminated a provision in House Bill 722 that would have allowed limited cultivation and production of cannabis oil. The bill would also increase the number of diseases for which marijuana could be used.

Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, wasn’t happy about the change.

“I can’t come before you today without saying how disappointed I am that we’re not moving forward with cultivation in this bill,” Peake said. “That was the heart of the bill.” [Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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