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Georgia > Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking.

State Representative Allen Peake, Republican from Macon, wrote the House bill that led to a substitute from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.  Peake said Monday in the Athens Banner-Herald that he’s confident the House will approve the latest measure.

The substitute, which passed 48-6, could be voted on in the House as soon as Wednesday. Peake says he’s confident it could be signed by Governor Nathan Deal by week’s end.