Police in Cartersville, Ga. were willing to arrest over 60 people for less than one ounce of marijuana found at a party. This news item has been making the rounds on social media under the #Cartersville70 hashtag, and it’s even garnered national headlines. Groups like the Georgia chapter of the NAACP have stepped in to… [Read More]
In the 2016 election, medical marijuana legalization gained traction across the country. This past Thursday, Georgia lawmakers in both the Senate and House made their own attempt to catch up by filing bills that would improve access to medical marijuana if passed. Republican Rep. Allen Peake wants to put a constitutional amendment in front of voters… [Read More]
Lost among the aftermath of this year’s election are the significant marijuana policy victories in Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana and Florida. These states took big steps to ensure their citizens have quality access to the medicinal marijuana. As we see a positive shift in opinion across the nation, some here are wondering why Georgia hasn’t joined… [Read More]
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.