Georgia House Bill 1 Passes Committee Heads to House Floor

Atlanta Progressive News reports on the passage out of committee of Georgia House Bill -1.

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia’s medical cannabis bill is headed to the State House floor.

On February 23, 2014, the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee unanimously passed HB 1, Haleigh’s Hope Act.

“This is not an indication of a slippery slope but, in my mind, a compassionate reach to our citizens,” State Rep. Allen Peake (R – Macon), who authored the bill, said at the committee meeting.

The bill would decriminalize possession of medical cannabis oil for patients who suffer certain illnesses, have authorization, and who obtain the product from a state where its manufacture is legal.