The powerful Georgia Senate Health and Human Services committee has passed its own version of a House bill seeking to allow marijuana extracts to be used for eight medical conditions while a bill that would give Uber and other car-hailing services approval to keep operating in Georgia has passed the state Senate's powerful Science and Technology Committee.
There is growing discussion among state lawmakers about potentially legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia. 20 other states and the District of Columbia have already done it. Governor Nathan Deal did not mention it during his State of the State address Wednesday, nor is there any bill before the legislature. But there is talk. Republican state Representative Allen Peake of Macon has taken to social media to explore the issue after his recent change of heart on the issue.