Rep. Allen Peake, a state congressman in Georgia, has begun distributing medical marijuana oil to qualifying patients within the state. Although Georgia legalized low-THC medical marijuana in 2015, there is no legal method for patients to obtain it, which prompted Peake to take action.
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Coinciding with the national marijuana holiday of 4/20, a notorious marijuana prohibitionist blasted efforts to legalize marijuana nationwide while speaking at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, Georgia.
On April 18, 2017, members of the Atlanta City Council withdrew their support from Ordinance 17-O-1152, a statute that would have decriminalized marijuana in Georgia’s captial. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the council opted to refer the ordinance to the Public Safety Committee.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the Atlanta City Council failed to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152, which would have decriminalized marijuana in the city. After hearing from many Atlanta residents the ordinance was referred to the Public Safety Committee for a further review in a 10-4 vote.
On March 28, 2017, the Georgia House approved Senate Bill 16, a bill that would increase the number of conditions eligible for receiving medical marijuana oil as treatment.
The political debate over marijuana enforcement has split Atlanta residents, but now a new proposal may be getting a red light. City council members are ready to move on a proposal which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but signaling out of City Hall may put an end to that movement.
On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 65, which would expand the number of qualifying conditions covered by the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
A Georgia Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
Americans are gearing up for one of the biggest Sunday events of the year: Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, where the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Public health officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,300 patients have qualified for Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.
For years, Georgia lawmakers have debated the merits of medical marijuana and the discussion will continue this year.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary, Kannaway LLC, the first hemp lifestyle network to offer cannabidiol (CBD) hemp botanical products, is holding an exclusive Red Carpet Event in Atlanta, Ga., this weekend.
The phones at the Georgia Department of Public Health no longer ring off the hook with people calling to find doctors or asking questions about how the state’s medical marijuana registry works.
Georgia Republican Dale Jackson, chair of the state party’s Third District, is heading to the GOP National Convention in Cleveland in hopes of convincing party officials to include an endorsement of medical marijuana in the party’s platform.
DALLAS, June 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that the Company has engaged Carter, Terry & Company, a full-service investment brokerage, investment banking, asset management, and banking services firm.
On June 4, 2016, a cannabis oil resolution was endorsed by the Georgia GOP State Convention in Augusta. The resolution requires that the Georgia General Assembly figure out how parents in Georgia can access cannabis oil, which was legalized in the state on March 27, 2015.
In Georgia, one small city hopes to be the first in the state to decriminalize the possession of marijuana.
In Georgia, a state lawmaker is making a last ditch effort to expand the state’s medical marijuana laws.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Georgia Sen. Harold Jones II pre-filed legislation that would eliminate felony marijuana possession in the state.
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.
In Georgia on Dec. 9, 2o15, a blue ribbon panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal rejected a proposal to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
DALLAS, October 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USMJ) today announced the first AmeriCanna Café licensee. The Company launched its AmeriCanna Café business in June this year in conjunction with the acquisition of a CityBlends Café to jumpstart a nationwide rollout of a cannabis beverage café chain.
Cannabis stocks were under pressure today. News flow was light and so was the overall interest. Friday, anyone?
Today, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law HB 1, a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana oil for patients suffering from debilitating conditions.
Medical marijuana advocates scored a small victory in Atlanta on Friday as the Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved an amended version of House Bill 1, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia.
While it is an extremely small step, Georgia has made some progress on medical marijuana legislation. The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 1 on February 25, 2015.
The victories won in the 2014 election have sent a signal to legislators across the country that marijuana is coming and many lawmakers want to get ahead of the trend before a ballot initiative beats them to it.
Headlines were made over the weekend as Georgia media outlets reported that Gov. Nathan Deal would support House Bill 1, which would legalize CBD-only medical marijuana in Georgia.
There is nothing sweeter than a Georgia peach; and if state Sen. Curt Thompson gets his way, that peach may start to taste a whole lot sweeter.
Deal suggests that Georgia takes time out before the next legislative session to do clinical research in a controlled environment. One plan involves teaming a commercial drug manufacturer with George Regents University. The other is to allow the academics to use cannabis oil procured legally from the National Institute on Drug Abuse based at the University of Mississippi.