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Ga. Lawmaker To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill Tuesday that would establish a process for medical marijuana to be legally administered in Georgia under certain circumstances.

Rep. Allen Peake, a Macon Republican, said Monday that the bill would allow a liquid form of cannabidiol that would be taken orally to help those with seizures. Peake says existing law allows for the limited use of medical marijuana by those with glaucoma and cancer, but that program hasn’t been active for years.

Peake says his bill would add seizures to the list and would allow for the drug to be administered by doctors through academic resource centers around the state. He says he was motivated to act after meeting with a young girl with a serious seizure disorder.

 

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