The campaign to dramatically expand Georgia’s medical marijuana program got a boost when delegates to the Georgia Republican convention endorsed a resolution to support “in-state access” of cannabis oil and allow patients suffering from a range of additional medical conditions to qualify for the drug.

The resolution adopted at the party’s meeting in Augusta Saturday was a vote of confidence for Republican state Rep. Allen Peake’s measure to broaden the list of medical conditions eligible for medical marijuana and eventually allow Georgia manufacturers to grow the plant.

That proposal stalled this year amid opposition from his fellow Republicans and a skeptical Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Greg Bluestein ~ Atlanta Journal Constitution ~

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