State Rep. Allen Peake introduces HB 1

0
259
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – State Representative Allen Peake introduces House Bill 1 to the House Chamber on Monday.  The Medical Marijuana Bill has more than 100 signatures and a couple of revisions.

Since Governor Nathan Deal says he will not support the growth or distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia, Rep. Peake is working with an out-of-state manufacturer to ship the product to those families in need.

"Hopefully within about two weeks we will have a public announcement with that manufacturer. The Key is, it’s all contingent on the immunity language in this bill being passed," explaines Peake.

If approved, families with sick children would not be prosecuted for having the oil.  Peake says the bill will be assigned to a committee on Tuesday.  He expects a hearing sometime early next week.