Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate passed a compromise that would OK a limited form of medical marijuana for disorders including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease.

GEORGIA:  A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the drug for disorders including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease.

House Bill 1¬†still needs another nod from the House before it receives final passage. But by beating back efforts from the chamber‚Äôs conservatives to gut the bill on the floor, Senate supporters have handed over legislation likely to make that happen ‚ÄĒ especially since it is already supported by the bill‚Äôs sponsor, state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon.

The compromise was made last week, after Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, rewrote HB 1 as a way to merge a restrictive medical marijuana measure already approved in the Senate and a much broader effort already approved by the House.

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