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  1. Ron Strider

    MD: Medical Cannabis Dispensary Planned For Retail Center In Twinbrook Area

    Owners of Peake ReLeaf have found a place to set up a medical marijuana dispensary in Rockville. Warren Lemley, Peake Releaf's president, said the company is leasing space alongside a pizzeria and craft beer and wine store in a shopping center at 12303 Twinbrook Parkway. Peake ReLeaf—named...
  2. 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    Georgia Republican Exposing Faults In Medical Marijuana Prohibition

    For many Americans who are coping with a variety of ailments, only medical marijuana has allowed them to live somewhat normal lives. The drug, which is far less addicting and dangerous than opioid-based painkillers, has not only been used to comfort those living with chronic pain, but has found...
  4. Ron Strider

    Georgia Lawmaker Sidesteps The Law To Provide Medical Marijuana To Those In Need

    Georgia state Representative Allen Peake of Macon, a Republican, has become an unlikely hero in the push for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Georgia legalized low-THC cannabis oil in 2015. The state even expanded its legalization earlier this year. However, the law only...
  5. Ron Strider

    Georgia Lawmaker Delivers Cannabis Oil While Dodging Felony Charges

    Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law. Operating in ways he hopes will avoid felony charges of drug...
  6. K

    GA: Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Get Early OKs

    Two bills concerning medical marijuana, including one that expands eligibility to people with HIV, moved forward last week in the state House and Senate. Rep. Allen Peake (photo), a Macon Republican, has championed medical marijuana legislation for several years and pushed for Haleigh's Hope...
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    GA: Medical Cannabis House Committee Votes To Forward House Bill 65

    Atlanta, Georgia — Lawmakers on the medical cannabis working committee voted to forward House Bill 65 on Wednesday. The committee's vote to move the bill forward was a unanimous decision, and one that will include some additional recommendations. "We have four recommendations we're...
  8. K

    In-State Medical Marijuana Cultivation May Be On Georgia's Horizon

    A new Georgia bill calls for a statewide vote on legalizing the production and sale of medicinal marijuana, according to the Associated Press. The bill, H.R. 36, would set up a referendum for the November 2018 midterm election and give voters the opportunity to allow cultivation in the state...
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    GA: Peake Pushing Medical Marijuana Again

    A year ago, state Rep. Allen Peake ran into gubernatorial and law enforcement buzzsaws when he pushed a bill to allow growing and distributing medical marijuana in Georgia. But he's back this year with a proposal that he hopes will negate the opposition from the governor's office and law...
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    GA: State Rep Peake Seeks Statewide Vote On Medical Cannabis Amendment

    Atlanta – State Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) is filing a bill to create a statewide referendum in 2018 on whether to amend the Constitution of the State of Georgia to allow the in-state cultivation of medical cannabis. The referendum on a Constitutional Amendment will require two-thirds of both...
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    GA: Cannabis Career Institute Holds Medical Marijuana Classes In College Park

    On Saturday, Dec. 3 the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport in College Park, hosted a special event for Atlantans interested in medical marijuana registration and entry into the dispensary arena. Doug Porter, a Cannabis Career Institute expert in bud-tending, dispensary management, delivery...
  12. R

    GA: Emails Show Medical Marijuana Bill Never Stood A Chance

    An exclusive 11Alive poll shows the majority of Georgians want medical marijuana grown legally in their state. That support fueled a bill this legislative session, but after reviewing internal state emails, it seems the medical marijuana cultivation bill never stood a chance. The emails came...
  13. R

    Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Sponsor Ready For Strong Push Last Legislative Day

    State Representative Allen Peake isn't giving up hope for his new medical marijuana bill. The lawmaker made the following post on his Facebook page Wednesday: As a procedural move to keep the bill alive, Peake attached his bill to Senate Bill 145. This happened after Senator Renee...
  14. R

    Pot Advocates Bummed About End Of Obama Era

    Allen Peake writes laws for a living. Sometimes he breaks them, too. The Republican state representative from Macon, Georgia, says he'd "break every law in the books" to make sure sick kids can get cannabis oil to help them with their seizures. But he says things would be much easier if...
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    GA House Of Representatives Committee Revisits Medical Marijuana Proposal

    A Georgia House of Representatives Committee revisited State Representative Allen Peake's proposal to expand the state's medical marijuana law Monday. The Judiciary Non-Civil Committee met in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building in Atlanta to review the House Bill 722's details. The...
  16. R

    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...
  17. R

    Georgia: Governor, Commission Against In-State Growing

    The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis has voted against recommending in-state cultivation of marijuana to produce the low-THC that is now legal to possess in Georgia by those with certain medical conditions. And Gov. Nathan Deal, who has expressed skepticism about in-state growing of...
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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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    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...