The Georgia House has voted 171-4 to approve a bill that would legalize a type of medical marijuana to treat certain seizure disorders, according to a report from CBS46. The bill will now go to the Senate. Rep. Allen Peake’s bill would revive a long-dormant research program allowing academic institutions to distribute medical cannabis to those suffering from medical conditions. The cannabis oil would be administered orally in a liquid form.

Georgia Senate Republicans passed new restrictions on Monday to make it illegal for state-sponsored insurance plans to pay for abortions, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Senate Bill 98 makes no exception for rape or incest, only for medical emergencies involving the life of the mother. It now goes to the state House for consideration.

 

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.