Ga. Rep. Allen Peake From Macon Files Medical Cannabis Grow Bill | The Telegraph

Allen Peake, R-Macon, who has led a push for medical marijuana in Georgia, is starting the year with a plan to plant cannabis seeds in Georgia. Peake wants the state to issue up to six licenses for medical cannabis cultivators in Georgia. Wednesday morning, he filed House Bill 722, a 24-page bill that includes the proposal. It’s modeled on Minnesota’s medical marijuana law. In Minnesota, greenhouses have tighter security than casinos, Peake said. There, growers are supposed to track every cannabis seed, plant and bottle of medicine. Peake, who wants the same in Georgia, hopes that will satisfy his toughest critics: law enforcement. During this past summer’s hearings on medical cannabis, the director of the GBI as well as some sheriffs and district attorneys testified that they thought growing medical marijuana in the state was a bad idea. One of their worries is that some growers might try to use medicine as a cover to grow or sell illegal recreational marijuana. But Peake thinks it’s possible and appropriate to draw a strong wall around medicinal cannabis.

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