The Georgia House has passed a bill aimed at producing millions of dollars for the state's transportation needs after a full day of discussion about last-minute changes.
The bill passed on Thursday 123 votes to 46.
A new bill introduced by Sen. Curt Thompson Tuesday is different from previous proposals as it recommends making marijuana legal for medical and recreational purposes.
Sen. Thompson believes this type of legislation would have a broad impact.
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.
The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that narrows the previous years' cuts to public education spending and hires more child protection workers.
The vote on Thursday sends the $44.6 billion budget to the Senate.