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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 06:27 PM

Georgia House passes Medical Marijuana bill

By Aaron Gould Sheinin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia House on Monday gave overwhelming approval to a bill that would legalize a type of medical marijuana to treat certain seizure disorders.

Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, the sponsor of House Bill 885, said it’s an important step toward saving the lives of children who can suffer 100 or more seizures a day. The particular strain of marijuana, known as Charlotte’s Web, has shown it can ease or eliminate symptoms of patients taking the cannabis oil derived from the plant.

In Colorado, where marijuana is legal, there is a waiting list of 2,000 patients who want access to the oil, which does not cause the taker to get high.

While there are obstacles and some warn him he is moving too fast, Peake answered: “We cannot move fast enough.”

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 07:22 PM

1. It's a step... n/t

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 08:22 PM

2. The amazing thing is that it is a step in the right direction.

We are talking GA here. lol

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 08:35 AM

4. Indeed!

I was very surprised when it 1st came up here, more when it gained traction.

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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 08:36 PM

3. it passed the house with a veto proof margin

Hopefully it passes the Senate that way as well so incase Nathan Deal decides to veto it.

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