ATLANTA (AP) — A state lawmaker sponsoring a bill that would allow limited use of medical cannabis in Georgia says he hopes to have specifics by Christmas.
Republican Rep. Allen Peake says he's focused on bringing Georgia families with children who have seizure disorders home from other states that allow the use of cannabidiol.
A study committee that traveled the state this summer holding hearings on the issue wrapped up its work on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
It's clear that the issue still is divisive and lawmakers have differing opinions on the best solution. Shortly after Peake pre-filed his bill, Democratic state Sen. Curt Thompson filed a bill allowing broader use of medical marijuana and a separate resolution to legalize the drug by amending the state Constitution.