The AJC is reporting that Sen. Unterman will not hold a hearing on House Bill 722, a medical marijuana bill that Gov. Deal and some legislators opposed. A house committee stripped the bill of the in-state grow provision and added a DUI limit for impairment. It did pass out of the House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee and was placed in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee where Sen. Unterman is chairman.
AJC – A bill that would expand the list of medical conditions that could be treated on Georgia’s medical marijuana law has stalled in committee, after Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said Monday that she will not schedule a hearing on it before the Legislature ends work March 24.
House Bill 722 would have added HIV/AIDS, epidermolysis bullosa, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and other disorders and illnesses to the list of qualifying medical conditions eligible for the state’s cannabis oil program, which became legal last year.
Unterman said she felt the push to expand the list needed more work and discussion than time would allow during the session.
“I met with some of the families and I’ve committed to continue working on it with them, and that’s what I told them,” Unterman said. When asked if she expected to schedule a hearing, she said: “No, it’s not coming up.”
Georgia C.A.R.E. Project announces dates for H.E.M.P. Tour October 2015 (Hemp End Marijuana Prohibition). More dates to be announced. Want to host an event in your town?
Help End Marijuana Prohibition – Georgia H.E.M.P. Tour 2015
September 30 – 7:00 pm– 3rd Anniversary Georgia C.A.R.E. Project
Mellow Mushroom -Peachtree St. – Live Music “The Daily Miracle”
Pay your way – Donations Accepted – T-Shirts $10.00
October 11 – 11:00 am – Atlanta Pride Parade – Host LP of GA
Civic Center MARTA Station – Step Off 1:00 pm
FREE – Bring Banners/Signs Supporting Legalization
October 12 – 1:00-3:00 pm – GA. C.A.R.E. Project Fundraiser – Host, Liberty America
“Athens Pizza” 1341 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033
$25 Unlimited Pizza, Salad, Soft Drinks
October 19 – 6:00 pm – GCSU / Campus / Area Affiliate Meeting
Meet-Up – Organize – Network (TBA)
231 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061
October 24 – 4:00 pm – Athens Ga. Meet-Up – Host, Athens C.A.R.E. Project
295 1/2 E Broad St, Athens, Georgia
Live Music – Speakers – Network
October 27 – 6:00-9:00 pm Hogansville / LaGrange / West Point Meet-Up
Hunter’s Bar & Grill 1875 East Main Street Hogansville, GA
Pay your way – Donations Welcomed
October 28 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – U. of West Georgia / Carrollton (TBA)
1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
October 29 – Kennesaw State University (TBA)
1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144