Georgia medical marijuana advocate Rep. Allen Peake won’t run for re-election

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — One of the Georgia legislature’s chief advocates for medical marijuana says he will not run for re-election this year. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon said in a news release Thursday…

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ACLU sues Georgia police over “deeply flawed” driving high arrests

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 10:22 am • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 10:24 am By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press A Georgia police department and one of its officers has been sued for arresting three people based on a report by a “drug recognition expert” who accused each of driving under…

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Georgia students file civil rights suit after physically invasive drug search

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 10:07 am • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 10:17 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Students at Worth County High School in Sylvester, Ga., have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their county sheriff after he ordered what the complaint describes as a school-wide drug…

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Georgia governor signs expansion of who can legally possess CBD oil

Published: May 10, 2017, 8:09 am • Updated: May 10, 2017, 8:47 am By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program on Tuesday, allowing people being treated for six additional medical conditions to possess cannabis oil. The…

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Georgia legislator helps get CBD oil to patients, skirting laws he helped pass

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 9:16 am • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 6:06 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press MACON, Ga. — Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed…

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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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Georgia moves forward on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, expanding medical cannabis

Published: Feb 28, 2017, 11:53 am • Updated: Feb 28, 2017, 11:53 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A Senate panel in the Georgia General Assembly has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the…

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Georgia lawmakers work on conflicting changes to medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 20, 2017, 9:51 am • Updated: Feb 20, 2017, 1:02 pm By Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press ATLANTA — Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana. For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological…

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