Courtesy CBS Atlanta

While many of us were trapped in gridlocked snowstorm traffic, Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, formally introduced House Bill 885, which would allow medical marijuana use in Georgia.

According to our media affiliate CBS Atlanta,  Peake introduced the bill on  Jan. 28. It’s known as Haleigh’s Hope Act in honor of a young girl with a severe form of epilepsy. The bill has support from the Medical Association of Georgia and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Yesterday, the bill went for a second house reading and it hould be assigned to the House Health & Human Services Committee. The bill will need 91 signatures from the House, 29 in the Senate and a signature from the governor to become reality.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

4 replies on “Medical marijuana bill introduced in Georgia House”

  1. That’s nice, but how about legalizing all marijuana. Why must we play these games with baby steps? It’s a plant and we are not the children of our government employees!

  2. That’s nice, but how about legalizing all marijuana. Why must we play these games with baby steps? It’s a plant and we are not the children of our government employees!

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