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    GA: Cannabis Oil Bill's Key Opposition Comes From Peace Officers

    Law enforcement officials across Georgia are proving to be the biggest obstacle to a bill that would allow medical cannabis oil to be manufactured and distributed in the state. "From what we hear, law enforcement is our biggest opponent," Katie Harrison told The Times last month. Harrison is...
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    Mother Fights For Legalization Of Marijuana Cultivation In Georgia

    A Georgia mother is pushing hard to get lawmakers to pass a bill aimed at expanding the state's medical cannabis law, allowing for marijuana to be grown and cultivated in Georgia for patients like her daughter. Norah Lynch, 8, of Snellville, suffers from Aicardi Syndrome, a genetic disorder...
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    Why Can't We Grow Medical Marijuana In Georgia?

    Abby Conforti was two years old when she was diagnosed with severe autism. Shortly after her third birthday, she began repeatedly biting her right arm and violently screaming. Jennifer and Bryan Conforti characterized their daughter's meltdowns as "demonic," and said they were afraid to hold...
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    Medical Marijuana Bill Supporters Urge Georgia Lawmakers To Pass HB 722

    A Georgia House of Representatives Committee is reviewing House Bill 722.The process started Monday as Judiciary Non-Civil Committee members listened to stories of people who need or know someone who needs the drug for pain relief. HB 722 includes a model for growing medical marijuana in...
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    Georgia Lawmakers Face Seven Marijuana Bills

    Macon Republican Allen Peake isn't the only state lawmaker pushing marijuana bills during this year's legislative session. Peake's proposal, HB-722, would allow the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana in Georgia. But Georgia lawmakers also face six other drug related proposals...
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    Georgia: Lawmaker Unveils Medical Marijuana Growth, Production Bill

    The Georgia lawmaker who championed legislation allowing people with certain diseases to possess medical marijuana pre-filed a bill on Wednesday allowing state-licensed manufacturers to operate in the state, calling in-state production the "next logical step." The proposal from Rep. Allen...
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    Study: Georgia Third Least Likely State To Legalize Marijuana

    Recreational marijuana use is legal in four states, but Georgia isn't one of them. And it won't be joining the list anytime soon, a new ranking released Tuesday suggests. The Peach State ranked third after Alabama and Arkansas among 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana use, according...
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    Georgia Senator Introduces Law Eliminating Felony Marijuana Laws

    Senator Harold Jones II has introduced a law to eliminate felony marijuana possession laws in Georgia. Jones (D-Augusta) pre-filed Senate Bill 254 to eliminate felony marijuana possession in Georgia. Jones said his bill would not legalize the possession or selling of narcotics and that it...
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    Georgia: New PSA Urges Action On Growing Medical Marijuana In-State

    In his effort to expand the current medical marijuana legislation in Georgia, Macon Representative Allen Peake is releasing a new public service announcement in support of the cause. 11Alive News got an exclusive first look at the PSA Monday. The one and a half minute video is narrated by...
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    After Clearing Major Hurdles For MMJ In Georgia, Supporters Have New Goals

    By this time in 2015 medical marijuana supporters were hoping for a victory. Many of them were brought to tears when the state legislature passed a bill allowing cannabis oil to be used for sick patients. But supporters of medical marijuana quickly realized there were several roadblocks in...
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    Georgia Medical Marijuana Sponsor To Push Expanded Bill

    The sponsor of this year's bill legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia will push to expand the law, despite opposition from Gov. Nathan Deal and a study commission created by the governor. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said Tuesday he plans to pre-file legislation next week allowing...
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    Medical Marijuana Battle Continues In Georgia

    The war on medical marijuana is over - that's what some are saying following a decision Friday by the federal government to ease its stance on the drug. But the fight continues in Georgia. Patients can have it, but they can't get it in the state. Despite overwhelming support from voters...
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    Medical Marijuana Battle Continues In Georgia

    The war on medical marijuana is over - that's what some are saying following a decision Friday by the federal government to ease its stance on the drug. But the fight continues in Georgia. Patients can have it, but they can't get it in the state. Despite overwhelming support from voters...
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    Majority Of Georgia Republicans Support Growing Medical Marijuana

    An exclusive poll released by Channel 2 Action News shows more than 60 percent of Georgia Republican voters support the growing of medical cannabis within Georgia borders. Medical marijuana is legal to use in Georgia but not legal to grow, forcing users to illegally bring it over state lines...
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    Majority Of Georgia Republicans Support Growing Medical Marijuana

    An exclusive poll released by Channel 2 Action News shows more than 60 percent of Georgia Republican voters support the growing of medical cannabis within Georgia borders. Medical marijuana is legal to use in Georgia but not legal to grow, forcing users to illegally bring it over state lines...
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    Legalizing Marijuana: Should Georgia Do It?

    Today's Midtown Patch Question of the Day takes a look at the idea of legalizing marijuana in Georgia. On Monday, a new push to reform Georgia's marijuana (Cannabis) laws will kick off as lawmakers consider criminal justice reform measures. The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education...
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    Panel Rejects Growth Of Medical Marijuana In Georgia

    A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal has voted to reject the growth of medical marijuana in Georgia. The Telegraph reports that the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis decided Wednesday to reject the plant's growth within the state. The panel was created by a law passed this session...
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    Panel Rejects Growth Of Medical Marijuana In Georgia

    A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal has voted to reject the growth of medical marijuana in Georgia. The Telegraph reports that the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis decided Wednesday to reject the plant's growth within the state. The panel was created by a law passed this session...
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    Final Georgia Commission On Medical Cannabis Meeting Today

    The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is having its last meeting today. Chairman and State Representative Allen Peake is optimistic the board will have a recommendation for Governor Nathan Deal at the end. The cannabis commission is trying to come up with a way to grow marijuana in the...
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    Georgia: Poll Shows Massive Support For Medical Marijuana Expansion

    A new statewide poll just released to 11Alive News shows Georgia voters massively support expanding the current medical marijuana bill. According to Georgians for Freedom in Health Care 84.5% approve expanding the law to allow for in state cultivation and production of medical marijuana under...
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