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Georgia explores medical marijuana options

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 29, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.

— Gov. Nathan Deal is pledging to look for options to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions.

A bill allowing cannabis oil to be legal in Georgia failed to pass before the legislative session ended last week despite support from top Republicans. Time ran out after the bill was caught in last-minute maneuvering by lawmakers.

One step could be the revival of a research program established under a 1980 state law to study the effects of medical marijuana on cancer and glaucoma patients. The program was disbanded a few years later, but the law remains.

Bill sponsor Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says he's already spoken with the governor's office and is confident they will figure out if something can be done.

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billg3112091102 says... March 29, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Let one of the big drug companies put their name on it and it will pass in a matter of minutes. Why would anyone oppose this? This product does not have the effect that smoking it has. You can't get "high" off it.

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