Legalization in Georgia!? - CURRENT NEWS ABOUT MARIJUANA

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The bill that could legalize medical marijuana in Georgia was formally submitted to the House Chamber Monday, about a year after the first effort failed to pass.

Several families that could be affected by the law's passing stood by State Representative Allen Peake at a press conference. Peake says 17 Georgia families are considered "medical refugees," who have uprooted and moved to states like Colorado or California, where medical marijuana is already legal.

"This is not politics, this is kids' lives," said mother Katie Harrison, whose 2-year-old son, Hawk, suffers from multiple seizures a day.
She says she's fighting for a choice.

"I'm not naive to the fact that this could not work for all our kids or completely for him but I should have the option," she said. "To know that there's a better option out there and to know we can't access it because of where we live is terrible."

Peake announced more than a hundred state politicians have signed onto his bill so far. Under that law, families who have legally accessed cannabis oil would be granted immunity for carrying the medicine across state lines. The problem is, they'd still be breaking federal law.

Peake's working towards a shipping agreement with states where medical marijuana is legal and asking for federal exemption from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice. But if all else fails, he says he's willing to risk arrest.

"To show the lunacy of a federal law that I can be in possession of a legal product in Colorado and I can be in possession of a legal product in Georgia but I'm gonna get arrested because I'm driving through Kansas," Peake said.

Or New York. That's where the Baggarlys take their 4-year-old, Kendall, every two weeks for clinical trials of medical marijuana.
Kendall didn't qualify for those trials in Georgia. "Her retina has holes in it. It's like looking through swiss cheese," her mother, Kristi Baggarly said. After two weeks of cannabis oil treatments, Baggarly says Kendall is more responsive and her seizures have been reduced by 70%.

We first told you about Kendall last year. She wasn't able to walk well then, but on Monday, she was able to walk by herself.

There are still more hurdles to jump, Peake said. The bill no longer includes a way to grow and distribute medical cannabis in-state.

"I find that very discouraging for families that don't have access and don't qualify for the trials to have access. We need it grown here in Georgia so they're not having to take a risk," Baggarly said.

Peake said after extensive talks with Governor Nathan Deal, it was clear the Governor wouldn't sign a bill that had a grow provision attached, because Deal believes more research should be done.

A study committee has until the end of the year to submit a report to the General Assembly on how to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Georgia.

The bill will be presented to the House Tuesday and assigned to a committee...

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