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.
A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.