Why is Gov. Deal threatening a state representative for helping families get the medical marijuana their children so desperately need?
Last year, with great fanfare, Gov. Deal signed a law allowing some Georgia patients to legally possess medical marijuana oil prescribed by their physicians.
The truth is, this law was broken from the beginning – a false hope that forced patients or their family members to risk violating federal law by transporting the medicine across state lines.
Now, Gov. Deal has threatened Rep. Allen Peake, patients and their family members with “punishment,” he called it, for doing the only thing they can to get the needed medicine the governor championed last year.
The good news is, there’s a solution, and you can help make it happen by adding your name to this petition supporting in-state cultivation of medical marijuana.
Rep. Allen Peake put it in the clearest possible terms:
“Children and adult patients who need access to medical marijuana shouldn’t have to violate federal law to get the medicine they need.”
This is not a partisan issue.
84.5% of Georgia voters support the creation of an in-state medical marijuana harvest and distribution system.
We don’t know why Gov. Deal has his heels dug in, playing politics when lives hang in the balance. It’s especially difficult to understand after he took a victory lap on this issue last year.
But, one thing is certain – Gov. Deal, who wins awards for corruption and still collects $10,000 a month from Georgia’s biggest corporate tax cheat, is the last person who should be giving anyone a lecture on the consequences of not following the law.
Instead, Gov. Deal should stop threatening patients, parents and lawmakers and support in-state cultivation to give Georgia patients access to the life-saving medication they need.
Will you show your support for the children and adults who need access to medical marijuana by signing this petition today?
Your voice can make the difference!