Georgia Representative Seeks to Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Law

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Georgia Rep. Allen Peake has announced his plans to reintroduce a bill into the legislature that would allow CBD-only marijuana to be grown in the state for medicinal purposes. Although Georgia passed a bill earlier this year allowing residents to possess CBD, a subsequent bill that would allow for its cultivation has been opposed by both Gov. Nathan Deal and the greater legislative body.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Peake plans on pre-filing his bill at the start of the year, just before the legislative session starts on Jan. 11, 2016.

If passed, Peake’s bill would set up a growth and distribution system modeled after Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. There would only be two licensees, and a licensed pharmacist would be required to be present at every distribution point.

Despite resistance from his fellow legislators and the governor, Peake remains optimistic. “What I’m hoping is to provide a competing argument,” Peake explained. “It’s going to be a tough battle. But it’s a battle worth fighting.”

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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