State Rep. Allen Peake pre-files medical cannabis bill

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) pre-filed legislation Monday that would allow the use and production of medical cannabis in Georgia.

Rep. Peake’s legislation will be assigned as House Bill 1 for the 2015 legislative session.

“I would first like to thank Speaker David Ralston for his leadership and compassion throughout this process and for his support in designating the medical cannabis as HB 1, the first bill filed for the upcoming legislative session. This is a clear message to the General Assembly and the public that the passage of the medical cannabis Bill is a priority for him and the Georgia House,” said Rep. Peake.

House Bill 1, The Haleigh’s Hope Act, will be formally introduced during the 2015 legislative session.

This bill would provide for the regulated use of medical cannabis to treat certain medical conditions.

The bill would only allow for the use of non-smoking medical cannabis, in the form of liquid, pill, or injection, and the bill explicitly states that the intent is not to legalize the use of cannabis for recreational purposes.

Representative Allen Peake represents the citizens of District 141, which includes portions of Bibb and Monroe counties.

He also serves on the Health & Human Services, Rules, and Small Business Development committees.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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