Georgia To Issue First Medical Marijuana Cards Tuesday

GEORGIA:  Gov. Nathan Deal told Channel 2’s Lori Geary, “Tomorrow is going to be a good day,” in an exclusive interview about the launch of Georgia’s medical marijuana cards. Geary learned the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website will go live Tuesday morning. An emotional Deal says parents of kids with severe seizure disorders were the driving Read the full article…

Gov. Nathan Deal Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

GEORGIA:  With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal has made medical marijuana legal in Georgia. Deal signed the bill into law at 11 a.m. that makes the use of cannabis oil legal for nine medical conditions: Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and Read the full article…

Georgia Families Risk Fines In Resupplying Medical Marijuana

GEORGIA:  Patients who need cannabis oil for medical treatment say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a law making possession of up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil legal in Georgia. But patients needing the oil still have to go Read the full article…

Families Prepare For New Georgia Medical Marijuana Law

GEORGIA:  People are gearing up to learn more about Georgia’s new medical marijuana law. House Bill 1, known as “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” was overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature last month. It allows for patients to possess and use medical marijuana for a variety of illnesses… Victoria Elizabeth was one of more than a dozen families Read the full article…

Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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 Read the full article…

Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Clears House Committee

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

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

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

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

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…