Breaking News: Medical Marijuana Bill to be filed

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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.

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James Bell

James Bell has been active in the marijuana reform movement since 1988. He has become the face and the voice of reform in Georgia and founded Georgia C.A.R.E. in 2012. James is Georgia's registered lobbyist for marijuana issues and works with media, lawmakers and the public on educational projects.