A bill allowing a form of medical marijuana to be used to treat certain ailments is headed to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after a two-year legislative battle. It is expected to be signed.
House lawmakers agreed, 160-1, Wednesday to the compromise measure.
A Georgia House panel heard hours of testimony on a divisive "religious freedom" bill, one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least thirteen states. The bill was supported and largely authored by Sen. Josh McKoon of District 29 in Columbus, Ga.
A bill in the General Assembly has been praised for its potential to make transparent the inner workings of the Board of Pardons and Parole, but there are questions about just how far that transparency will go.