Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Clears House Committee

Patients hoping to access medical marijuana may struggle to register as doctors and hospitals shy away from the new program.

GEORGIA:  A bill to allow the use of cannabis oil in Georgia to treat certain medical conditions may be gaining ground. A bill introduced by Republican House member Allen Peake of Macon has passed the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and will move on to the Rules Committee next. Peake’s bill would allow the use of Read the full article…

Georgia Lawmakers Working Out Kinks In Cannabis Oil Bill

Lawmakers now are pursuing several options to ensure patients can acquire cannabis oil, even if the marijuana plant isn’t grown here.

GEORIGIA:  While regulations governing the production and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are now absent from proposed medical marijuana legislation, state lawmakers are pushing forward with remedies to the problem. “After intense discussions with Gov. (Nathan) Deal, the decision was made to delay the in-state growth model for a year for more study to Read the full article…

Governor Supporting New Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

City Council to host public hearing Monday on creating regulations

GEORGIA:  Channel 2 Action News has learned Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting state Rep. Allen Peake‘s plan to decriminalize medical marijuana in Georgia. Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary talked exclusively with the governor Friday about the new bill that would mean big relief to families with children who suffer from seizure disorders.  Deal told Geary he Read the full article…

Georgia Boy Among First To Receive Experimental Medical Marijuana Drug

A 7-year-old boy is one of the first people in the country to receive a potent form of medical marijuana as part of a clinical trial to reduce seizures.

GEORGIA:  A 7-year-old boy is one of the first people in the country to receive a potent form of medical marijuana as part of an “extended use” clinical trial to reduce seizures. Preston Weaver, who lives in Athens, Georgia, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which is a severe form of epilepsy. He experiences up to 100 seizures a day, although many are Read the full article…

Weeding Out The Different Effects Of Cannabis Oil And Marijuana

Research does show that THC is what brings both it and CBD into the brain, where CBD’s antioxidant properties are thought to protect the brain.

GEORIGIA:  State lawmakers have a month before they get back to work in the 2015 legislative session and already the debate over medical marijuana has gotten into the, ahem, weeds. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon serves as co-chair of a joint legislative committee that has studied whether and how to legalize the drug for certain Read the full article…

Georgia Governor Pushes Trials Of Marijuana Derivative

Workers at the marijuana testing lab are failing about 18 percent of the samples because of microbes such as bacteria and fungi.

GEORGIA:  Georgia’s governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances. Since 1996, 23 states around the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Cut Daughter’s Seizures 95%

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

COLORADO:  Lawmakers in other parts of the country are watching Colorado to see the impact of its medical marijuana laws. In the next legislative session in Georgia, lawmakers will take another look at a medical marijuana bill. One of the major voices in that conversation comes from a 4-year-old who has just uttered her first Read the full article…

Athens Georgia Rally To Support Marijuana Reform Scheduled For April 28th

During the rally, Bell hopes to bring attention to the harm marijuana prohibition is causing in the state. Guest speakers from various organizations also will participate.

GEORGIA: A rally to show public support for marijuana law reform will be hosted by the Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Athens City Hall on College Avenue. Georgia CARE Director James Bell more than 30,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in Georgia each year, which diverts resources Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Changes On Tap Today

GA lawmakers from both chambers passed a bill allowing the limited use of medical marijuana, but it failed to gain final approval amid infighting.

GEORGIA:  Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff has quietly worked on a plan to allow the limited use of medical marijuana since lawmakers scuttled a legislative push to do so last month. He is ready to unveil that proposal later today. Deal will hold a press conference this afternoon to outline his plan that could allow some families Read the full article…

Georgia State Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana As Seizure Treatment

"This really was a human story," Peake said in an interview on Tuesday. "I couldn't be more proud of my colleagues for the courageous vote they cast."

GEORGIA:  A Georgia measure that would legalize use of a liquid, non-intoxicating form of marijuana for patients with severe seizure disorders has been passed by the state House of Representatives with wide support. Lawmakers approved the legislation on Monday in a 171-4 bipartisan vote, and the bill, which would limit availability of medical marijuana to Read the full article…