After only two weeks in session, three separate Bills regarding medical marijuana policy reform are waiting to be addressed by the Georgia State Legislature. Here’s a breakdown of those bills.
In the latest seat-squirming episode of “Politicians Who Wish They Were Doctors” we visit Georgia’s House Judicial Non Civil Committee, where politicians with all different shades of neckties gathered last week to debate what’s best for the health of hundreds of thousands of Georgia patients.
Photo source 11 Aliveeorgia newspaper publisher Mike Buffington has raised the stakes of the medical marijuana conversation in Georgia over the last few weeks by publicly announcing his plans to grow medical marijuana for his son, who suffers from seizures. Now Mike has taken his bold effort one step further by uploading a 24×7 live video […]
Deputies in Crawford County, Georgia, earned their pay this week by locking away a dangerous 72 year-old elderly man for the terrible crime of growing 22 medicine plants, also commonly known as “marijuana”. The bust took place last Saturday at about 8:00 PM in the middle Georgia town of Fort Valley. According to the Macon Telegraph, Edward […]
As most everyone knows by now former Georgia governor, U.S. President and Sunday school teacher Jimmy Carter was recently diagnosed with cancer (melanoma) in his liver and brain, and his prognosis is not very good. In fact doctors initially told Mr. Carter he had about 3 weeks to live, but have since suggested an aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment […]
Located along the Georgia coast about halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville is McIntosh County, population 12,000. Deputies in this small county make around 600 drug-related arrests per year. At a drug arrest rate of 50 people per 1,000 citizens, McIntosh County law enforcement certainly would seem to have enough to do to keep their tiny department […]
Georgia lawmaker backs down on promise to bring marijuana refugees home, says smuggling is worth going to jail for
Georgia State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) has spent the last year trying very hard to brand himself the “medical marijuana politician”, vowing to fight until Georgia’s most vulnerable patients, children with seizure disorders, are able to gain unfettered access to CBD-rich cannabis oil. In fact, so dedicated to this issue is Mr. Peake that he established […]
On Wednesday the Georgia Senate Health Committee approved a hotly debated medical marijuana bill with changes that have the potential to land desperate parents of sick children in prison. House Bill 885, also known as Haleigh’s Hope Act, is already one of the most restrictive medical marijuana bills ever written. If passed it is supposed […]
The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a limited-access medical marijuana bill created to bring relief to children and adults suffering from seizure disorders. HB 885, or Haleigh’s Hope Act, would provide access to CBD-rich medical marijuana extracts for children suffering from a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet Syndrome. “Our bill would be the […]
Another state will likely soon move one step closer to legitimizing the decades of scientific research behind the medical use of cannabis. House Bill 885, also known as Haleigh’s Hope Act, would revive a 30 year-old medical marijuana law in Georgia that was never fully enacted. HB 885 passed the House Health Committee with a unanimous […]
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the premier pediatric hospital systems in the southeastern U.S., announced Tuesday that they would be able to support a plan by State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) to introduce a medical marijuana bill. While not a rousing endorsement of medical marijuana, Children’s says they are in support of the bill […]
Medical marijuana proponents in Georgia are feeling close to victory as several influential lawmakers have come out of the woodwork at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session in favor of medical marijuana. From WeedBiz: Medical marijuana in Georgia got a big push forward today from state representative Allen Peake (R-Macon), who announced that he […]