Marijuana Bill Clears Georgia Committee

nxious parents sighed in relief as medical marijuana inches closer to becoming legal in Georgia. After nearly two hours of debate, the Georgia House's Health and Human Services committee unanimously voted to pass House Bill 885.

GEORGIA: Without opposition, a Georgia House committee Wednesday supported a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. That vote by the House Health Committee on House Bill 885 came around 6:45 p.m. State Representative Allen Peake says he expected his bill would be sent to the House Rules Committee and then hit the House floor Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Gains Traction In The Deep South

Barbara Kutchback, of Monroe, Ga., holds a photo of her 3-year-old granddaughter as she listens to other advocates tell of their children's suffering, after a bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

GEORGIA: Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states. Twenty states and the Read the full article…

Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill To Get First Hearing

the bill would create a complex system that would ultimately allow patients who suffer from certain types of seizures access to cannabis oil that has shown to be effective in easing certain seizure disorders.

GEORGIA:  Legislation that would allow limited use of medicine derived from marijuana will get its first public hearing on Monday. The House Health and Human Services Committee will hear testimony Monday on House Bill 885. Sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, the bill would create a complex system that would ultimately allow patients who suffer from certain Read the full article…

As feds acquiesce on marijuana, might the South legalize?

Sgt. Dorcy Riddle, with the Conroe Police Department, talks about the development of the marijuana plants found in west Conroe, Texas on Aug. 21, 2013. As many as 20,000 marijuana plants have been discovered on several plots in a heavily wooded area north of Houston.

GEORGIA: Ask a Southerner when states in the former Confederacy will legalize recreational marijuana and you’re likely to get a chuckle and a bemused shake of the head. “Not happenin’ soon, son,” is a common reply.