GEORGIA: The hourglass is emptying fast for a medical marijuana bill that is not scheduled for a vote before a key deadline.
Meanwhile, though, another idea for medicine made with compounds found in marijuana might move faster than Georgia law.
House Bill 885 by state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, would legalize doctor-supervised use of a cannabis-derived liquid medicine for severe seizures.
It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.
When asked if she planned to schedule another hearing, state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, who chairs that committee, declined comment. Pressed further, she said, “Stay tuned.”
The bill needs to get to the House floor by March 3. That’s the Legislature’s 30th work day, known as crossover day. If bills don’t pass either the House or the Senate by that day, they go in the trash can.