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. [Read more…]

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp.

But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater.

Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product used to make rope, and in some cases has marijuana-like chemicals.

Froerer told UtahPolicy that he started out earlier this year trying to help out epileptic children, who, various studies find can be helped with the hemp extract oil.

But since he’s gone public with his efforts, he’s been getting letters and emails from post-18-year-olds from around the country testifying that they, too, have found aid with the hemp extract.

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp.

But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater.

Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product used to make rope, and in some cases has marijuana-like chemicals.

Froerer told UtahPolicy that he started out earlier this year trying to help out epileptic children, who, various studies find can be helped with the hemp extract oil.

But since he’s gone public with his efforts, he’s been getting letters and emails from post-18-year-olds from around the country testifying that they, too, have found aid with the hemp extract.

Medical Marijuana Gaining Support In Georgia

GEORGIA: For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day.

“They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most frustrating part. I just say to her, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do anything for you. I’m sorry.’” [Read more…]