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Bill would allow certain medical facilities to grow, process and distribute medical cannabis. (Getty Images)

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon wrote the House bill that led […]

WAOK-AM–03/24/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Georgia State Representative Allen Peake)

Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

New study finds the number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers is dramatically reduced in states that allow medical marijuana. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

Medical marijuana use has cut overdoses on pain killers by 25 percent, says the study.

08/26/2014

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Ga. Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Patients diagnosed with certain illnesses could take a form of medical marijuana under a plan that Georgia’s state legislators backed Monday ahead of an important deadline that sorts out which bills go forward and which will likely fail for the year.

03/03/2014

Bill would allow certain medical facilities to grow, process and distribute medical cannabis. (Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Key Committee Vote

Bill would allow medical facilities to grow, process and distribute medical cannabis.

02/27/2014

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Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.

02/07/2014

File photo of a marijuana plant. (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ga. Lawmaker To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

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.

01/27/2014