Thu., April 10, 2014 10:23am (EDT)

Deal To Tackle Medical Marijuana, Foster Care
By Claire Simms
Updated: 3 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Activists have called for Gov. Deal to take executive action after lawmakers failed to pass legislation addressing cannabis oil for medical use and a foster care pilot project.
Activists have called for Gov. Deal to take executive action after lawmakers failed to pass legislation addressing cannabis oil for medical use and a foster care pilot project.
Governor Nathan Deal will announce what his office called “paths forward” this afternoon for cannabis oil and a foster care pilot project.

A media advisory on the Governor’s news conference was vague, but many activists have called for Deal to take executive action after lawmakers failed to pass legislation addressing both issues this session.

Representative Allen Peake, R-Macon, had proposed legislation that would decriminalize possession of cannabis oil for parents of children suffering from seizure disorders. That bill stalled in the final hours of the 40th legislative day because of some political maneuvering.

A Senate effort to privatize foster care also failed.