Breaking News: Medical Marijuana Bill to be filed

The AJC is reporting a medical marijuana bill will be filed in the Georgia House. We will post the bill as soon as we get it. Gov. Deal responds.

By Aaron Gould Sheinin

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution GACARE_Banner_altborder

Legislation that would legalize the limited use of medical marijuana will be introduced in the state House on Tuesday, the measure’s sponsor said.

Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, told colleagues he is seeking support for the measure, that would allow patients with select disorders to receive a prescription for medical cannabis that is taken orally.

Significantly, Peake said the bill will be publicly supported by the Georgia Medical Association, the state’s largest professional group of doctors.