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At halfway point, GA medical marijuana bill in trouble

ATLANTA (11alive) - Just over a month ago, State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) admitted he knew next to nothing about medical marijuana.

But when he met families of several young children whose life-threatening seizures might be soothed by cannabis oil from the plant, he became its champion.

His House Bill 885 has been sailing along at a furious pace in Georgia’s conservative legislature, but at the half way point, it’s run into a potentially fatal road block.

"They cannot import it from Colorado or any of the other 20 states that have legal (medical) marijuana and without (a) local supply, the bill’s dead," James Bell of Georgia C.A.R.E. Project told 11Alive News on Sunday.

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