Marijuana Bill Clears Georgia Committee

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 Monday morning.

Anxious 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.

That will allow doctors to prescribe a medical cannabis to treat children like Haleigh Cox, a four year old from Forsyth who suffers from seizures. We first brought you her story two months ago, which ignited a movement to legalize medical marijuana. It’s a cause mother, Janea Cox, has pushed for in the capitol. Wednesday night, that movement saw a win.

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