GA House Committee: Georgia won’t grow marijuana
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Georgia House of Representatives Committee decided the state won’t be growing marijuana anytime soon.
The chairman of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, State Representative Rich Golick, said he wanted to create a bill that was effective and realistic. He told the bill’s author, State Representative Allen Peake, the model for growing marijuana in Georgia wasn’t solid enough to move forward.
The committee offered a substitute bill that removed the cultivation model, but added to the list of conditions that can use medical cannabis to treat their symptoms.
Peake was grateful the committee gave him the opportunity to move forward with his cause, but was upset the heart of his bill was removed.
The committee had questions about the different levels of THC people are allowed to have per the bill.
The GBI will give committee members more information about this topic before they meet again on Wednesday to review the bill again.
For more information on medical marijuana, head to Allen Peake’s website.