Although it’s been proven to alleviate symptoms of serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer, and is legal for medical use in 28 states, medical marijuana still faces huge hurdles in Georgia. State officials cite its “Schedule One” classification by the federal government as Georgia’s reason for neglecting it’s proven medicinal properties…. [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]
It’s almost election day, and over at Better Georgia we are feeling the final push. We recorded this episode on the Friday before the election, so all of our information is from polls and articles before the weekend. There have been some clear signs that Amendment 1, the school takeover amendment, might fail, which is… [Read More]
Today on the show, we’re talking about Gov. Deal and why so many Georgians don’t trust him. Listen in as we talk about his school takeover proposal and why it’s not nearly as good as the deceptive preamble and ballot language makes it out to be. Plus hear about how Gov. Deal has failed Georgians… [Read More]
Today we’re taking a look at medical marijuana. Is Georgia’s cannabis oil law working? Will we join the 24 other states with legal medical marijuana? Listen in as we talk about what’s wrong with Georgia’s current medical marijana law, why Governor Deal is blocking cultivation, and why some people need this medication. You can Subscribe… [Read More]
This week, Ga. conservatives pushing for discrimination in the name of religion and a reckless new law that would legalize guns on campus faced stinging criticism from an unlikely source. The editorial board at The Gainesville Times, a conservative newspaper in Gov. Deal’s home town, delivered the takedown in their thoughtful editorial, “Legislature obsessed with prayers and pistols.”… [Read More]
An open letter from guest blogger Molly McWilliams Wilkins Dear Sen. Renee Unterman, I read an old article about you recently. The Gwinnett Daily Post wrote about you in January 2012. They mentioned your divorce, losing custody of your daughter and the death of your son. The headline of the article was “Unterman’s heartache gives… [Read More]
“Can you imagine having to torture your child every day to keep them alive?” Brian Underwood can. It’s something that he and his wife endure daily. Underwood posed that question to lawmakers in January during the initial hearing for Rep. Allen Peake’s bill to allow medical marijuana cultivation in Georgia and give patients access to… [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.