Lawmaker: Growing medical marijuana in Georgia a dead issue

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawmaker hoping to expand Georgia's medical marijuana law is conceding defeat on a proposal to allow some pot plants to be grown legally in the state. The Macon Telegraph reports (bit.ly/1RXBs6Z) Rep. Allen Peake says the latest revision of his bill will not include a provision...

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawmaker hoping to expand Georgia's medical marijuana law is conceding defeat on a proposal to allow some pot plants to be grown legally in the state.

The Macon Telegraph reports (bit.ly/1RXBs6Z) Rep. Allen Peake says the latest revision of his bill will not include a provision to license up to six companies to grow marijuana in Georgia for making cannabis oil. A House committee was scheduled to take up the bill Monday.

Last year, the Legislature approved letting people with certain medical conditions legally possess cannabis oil in Georgia. But patients say they still must travel to states where the product can be manufactured

Peake has proposed allowing some cannabis oil manufacturers to operate in Georgia, as well as expanding the list of medical conditions eligible for the treatment.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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