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Georgia: An endorsement highlights slight GOP shift on medical marijuana - Cannabis News

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are both open to researching new ways to expand access to medical marijuana if elected governor, though neither Republican candidate has explicitly endorsed legalizing the in-state cultivation of the drug.

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Poll: Most Georgians now say recreational marijuana should be legal - Cannabis News

Most voters in Georgia now say that marijuana should be legal for recreational purposes, according to an exclusive poll commissioned by 11Alive News and conducted by SurveyUSA.

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Medical marijuana for PTSD and pain signed into Georgia law - Cannabis News

Medical marijuana can be used by Georgians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain, according to a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday.

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Push to legalize marijuana in Georgia - Cannabis News

Marijuana is a smoking hot topic at the Georgia State Capitol. A half dozen State Senators are behind a resolution to legalize recreational marijuana in Georgia.

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Poll shows strong support for medical marijuana in Georgia - Cannabis News

A solid majority of Republican voters in Georgia support the use of cannabis oil to treat medical conditions, according to a new poll.

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Medical marijuana: Georgia State Representative, wife say veterans would benefit from legalization - Cannabis News

MACON, Ga. -- State leaders and community members in Georgia are fighting for the legalization of medical cannabis oil to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.

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Atlanta mayor signs ordinance to decriminalize marijuana - Cannabis News

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday morning that he signed the city council ordinance decriminalizing marijuana.

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Marijuana decriminalization bill advances in Atlanta - Cannabis News

The city of Atlanta took a big step Tuesday toward decriminalizing marijuana possession.

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Georgia State Rep. hosts first cannabis, hemp symposium - Cannabis News

State Representative Billy Mitchell, D-Stone Mountain, recently hosted the first meeting of the Cannabis and Hemp Symposium at the State Capitol.

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Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law - Cannabis News

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday a measure that expands the state’s medical marijuana program.

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Georgia House passes medical marijuana bill - Cannabis News

ATLANTA -- A bill to expand treatments eligible for medical marijuana overwhelmingly passed the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday.

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Compromise reached over expanding Georgia’s medical marijuana law – Cannabis News

Lawmakers appear to have reached a compromise Thursday that would expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law.

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Georgia: 8 new disorders added to medical marijuana proposal – Cannabis News

ATLANTA – A new proposal to amend the current state medical marijuana law, also known as Hayleigh’s Hope Act, is on its way to the Senate.

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Medical marijuana expansion moves ahead in Georgia House – Cannabis News

A broad expansion to Georgia’s medical marijuana law passed a key House panel Monday, moving a step closer to a floor vote ahead of Friday’s deadline for passage.

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Georgians battling for cannabis oil willing to break law – Cannabis News

ATLANTA -- The controversial fight to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law got off the ground at the state capitol Wednesday.

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Limited medical marijuana bill hits Georgia Senate as others push cultivation – Cannabis News

A bill offering a small expansion to Georgia’s medical marijuana law will be introduced Thursday in the state Senate, the same day the law’s architect expects to file much broader legislation attempting to legalize growing and distributing the drug in-state for medicinal purposes.

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Georgia medical cannabis debate could heat up in January – Cannabis News

Election Day was a winning day for marijuana. Voters in eight states approved either the growth of recreational marijuana or, like Florida, the production of medical cannabis. Those votes will increase pressure for change in Georgia.

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Georgia parents furious over marijuana ruling – Cannabis News

ATLANTA - Georgia parents fighting to get their children potentially life changing medicine are furious over a federal government’s decision on marijuana.

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Georgia GOP delegate to press for medical marijuana on party platform – Cannabis News

One of the leading advocates in Georgia for medical marijuana is headed to Cleveland this month on a crusade to persuade other delegates to the Republican National Convention to endorse medical marijuana as part of the party’s platform.

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Georgia Republicans back “in-state access” to medical marijuana – Cannabis News

The endorsement is another sign the debate is shifting among some rank-and-file Republicans, even if law enforcement officials remain unconvinced.

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