Medical marijuana supporters gear up for next chapter

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Oct

Medical marijuana supporters gear up for next chapter

ATLANTA — Supporters of medical marijuana in Georgia are revving up for a new fight.

Last year the state passed landmark legislation, enabling access in certain cases to medical marijuana. But supporters said even then what they say today: the legislation did not go far enough.

“I think it’s a logical first step,” said Rep. Allen Peake of Macon. “But we have got to deal with the access issue. That’s crucial if we’re going to come up with a solution for Georgia citizens.”

The focal points this year: better access and in-state cultivation. Georgians can possess cannabis oil to treat severe forms of certain illnesses, but for now, they can’t obtain it legally.

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