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  1. Ron Strider

    GA: UGA's Natrez Patrick Won't Face Marijuana Charges

    Criminal charges against Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick have been dropped, ESPN.com reported. The district attorney's office in Winder, Ga., decided not to pursue the marijuana charges against Patrick, nor will they charge Georgia teammate Jayson Stanley with DUI. The duo were driving...
  2. Ron Strider

    Economic Benefits Of Expected Marijuana Legalization In Georgia

    If the Parliament of Georgia legislates marijuana consumption, distribution and cultivation to be legal, the extent of the local market will be increased by over GEL 1.3 billion in 2018. At least 2 million tourists will visit Georgia in 2018, resulting in increased incomes of GEL 570 million...
  3. Ron Strider

    Poll Shows Georgia Republicans Support Medical Marijuana Cultivation

    In-state harvesting of medical marijuana enjoys solid support among Georgia Republican voters, according to a poll released Monday by Rep. Allen Peake, the state Legislature's strongest backer of medical marijuana. The telephone poll of 511 likely Republican primary voters by the Tarrance...
  4. Ron Strider

    GA: Legalizing Medical Marijuana: An Empty Promise

    Patients and caregivers find the legalization of the possession and use of low THC oil in Georgia is of no use when they cannot find a legal way to purchase the drug. Harley Gambrell's son Hayden is 13, stocky and very strong. He's also autistic, and the Floyd County businessman doesn't...
  5. B

    New one from Georgia

    I've coming to this forum quite often lately. It has like every kind of information, that was quite helpful for me. Almost every question that I have wished to ask comes out to be already answered here. So as I have started my first one plant indoor growing, I've decided to join your community...
  6. Ron Strider

    Major Drug Bust In Affluent Georgia Homes Yields $7M In Marijuana, 9 Arrests

    Georgia police discovered a "highly" sophisticated indoor pot operation in a Gainesville home, where a basement was converted into a greenhouse holding more than 500 marijuana plants, officials told Fox News. "The photos really don't do it justice," Lt. Dan Scalia, who is in charge of the...
  7. Ron Strider

    Georgia Lawmaker Re-Ups Plea For Cultivation Of Medical Marijuana

    The Georgia lawmaker who wrote the state's groundbreaking medical marijuana law has re-upped his call for the state to allow a limited form of cultivation and manufacturing, saying he wants to set a tone ahead of the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is urging...
  8. Ron Strider

    Georgia Family Part Of Medical Cannabis Lawsuit

    A Georgia father whose young son is treated with medical cannabis is part of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal government's stance on marijuana. Filed this week, the lawsuit argues that a federal law that views marijuana as dangerous as heroin is irrational and...
  9. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana In Georgia: Affordability, Access And Repercussions

    The United States has seen a sharp increase in many states for the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. The laws differ from state to state and this month the state of Georgia expanded its list of conditions that can be treated with what is known as low-THC oil...
  10. Ron Strider

    Hundreds More Sign Up For Medical Cannabis In Georgia

    Hundreds of Georgians have signed up for a card that says they can legally possess medical marijuana in Georgia since Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill expanding the state's now two-year-old program. That brought the total number of patients on the state's registry up to 2,162 as of the end of...
  11. Ron Strider

    GA: The Buzz About Decriminalizing Weed In Savannah

    I was going to make a bunch of stoner jokes about a new movement to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Savannah, the folks stoking the blaze beat me to it. At an exploratory meeting at Bull Street Labs last Monday about how to implement a fine-only, no arrest policy...
  12. Ron Strider

    Georgia State Representative Questions State's Cannabis Oil Laws

    Georgia State Representative Allen Peake is questioning the state's laws governing the use of cannabis oil to assist families of children with medical conditions. For thousands of Georgia families, the oil is truly life-saving. CBS46 has done stories in the past highlighting the use of...
  13. Ron Strider

    GA: Medical Marijuana Proponents Want Feds To Stay Out Of State's Rights

    Although several states have legalized cannabis for everything from medical to recreational use, the federal position has not changed. That means cannabis and cannabis oil are still illegal to use and possess. But now, people across metro Atlanta are on a mission, taking their message to...
  14. K

    Americus Senator Proposes University System Of Georgia Handle Cannabis Oil Production

    A couple of bills proposing to expand the use of medical marijuana are making progress in the Georgia Legislature. But potential expansion begs the question how people can better access cannabis oil for treating medical conditions. It is currently illegal to grow cannabis in Georgia...
  15. K

    GA: Marijuana Still Banned For The Wrong Reasons

    If you have not heard, the Georgia Senate is voting on a bill that would allow patients with PTSD, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and other diseases access to medical marijuana. There is another bill in the Georgia House trying to provide further expansions to patients. Under the current law, Georgia...
  16. K

    GA: Medical Cannabis Bills To Be Read Under Gold Dome, One Leading To Referendum

    Savannah, Ga — Local lawmakers want voters to decide on medical marijuana if it should be grown in Georgia and sold to families who need it. The last major move for medical cannabis oil was in 2015 when it was legalized. Many issues remain though like growing it is illegal, so where would...
  17. K

    GA: Number Of State Registered Medical Cannabis Patients Growing

    Atlanta – More than 1,300 people have been registered as medical cannabis patients in Georgia, state officials said last week. That patient number has grown since the first Georgia medical marijuana registration card was issued in July 2015. Sheila Pierce of the Department of Public Health...
  18. K

    Legislator To Introduce Two Medical Marijuana Bills At GA Capitol

    Atlanta - A Georgia representative says he plans to file new medical marijuana legislation at the Georgia state capitol on Thursday. Rep. Allen Peake of Macon said he is planning on filing two bills. One would expand the number of allowed medical conditions, giving a greater number of...
  19. K

    More Than 1,300 On List To Get Medical Marijuana In Georgia

    More than 1,300 people in the state of Georgia have been registered as medical cannabis patients since the first medical marijuana registration card was issued in July 2015, state officials said on Tuesday. According to state officials, almost half of the patients were listed as having a...
  20. Dan Ultra

    How to Become a Patient in Georgia

    Becoming a Patient in Georgia Summary In April of 2015 Georgia House Bill 1, "Haleigh's Hope Act," became law. The law creates an exemption for the possession and use of some types of marijuana. Patients with severe forms of seizure disorders and seven other medical conditions are eligible...