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.
He says he has ordered the Georgia Composite Medical Board to create a patient waiver and physician certification form.
The chairman of a key House committee says a proposal to require insurance coverage of autism therapy won't receive a floor vote this session.
Rep. Richard Smith, a Columbus Republican who chairs the House Insurance Committee, told House members Wednesday that the bill is "bad policy."
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.