Wed., April 15, 2015 5:36pm
The bill will legalize the possession of cannabis oil to treat eight medical conditions that include cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Fri., March 27, 2015 8:31pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.
Fri., March 13, 2015 4:05pm
On Crossover Day, the deadline for bills originating from their chambers to pass in order to move forward, bills on medical cannabis, early alcohol sales and computer bullying have passed.
Tue., March 3, 2015 7:55pm
The bill introduced by Sen. Curt Thompson would call for a constitutional amendment giving Georgians a vote in legalizing marijuana.
Mon., March 2, 2015 11:44am
A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug available immediately.
Thu., December 4, 2014 7:04am
Republican Rep. Allen Peake says he's focused on making the use of medical cannabis to treat chronic diseases legal in Georgia.
Wed., August 27, 2014 6:08pm
The lawmaker behind a bill to legalize medical marijuana for seizure patients said Wednesday the state should go one step further. Earlier this year, Representative Allen Peake, R-Macon, championed a bill that would legalize cannabis oil for patients with seizure disorders. That effort ultimately failed in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session. Peake's resolve, however, did not. Representative Peake and other members of the new Medical Cannabis Study Committee met for the first time at the state Capitol Wednesday. The committee heard testimony from Paige Figi, a Colorado mother whose daughter Charlotte has become a symbol of the medical marijuana fight.
Fri., June 6, 2014 3:38am
It looked for a moment earlier this year like Georgia might partially legalize medical marijuana. It didn't happen, but state Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) says he's gearing up to try again.
Thu., April 10, 2014 11:31am
The medical marijuana bill failed in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, but children with seizure disorders may now have a glimmer of hope that lawmakers will revisit the issue of cannabis oil next year. Thursday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal announced two pathways for medical marijuana in the Georgia. The governor said he spoke directly with the FDA, who expressed willingness to work with the state to reach its goal of researching for medical marijuana, although neither pathway would provide immediate relief for children suffering from epilepsy.