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Saturday February 13th, 2016 2:30PM

Gainesville forum to explore marijuana use, Georgia law

By Ken Stanford
GAINESVILLE - A forum in Gainesville next month will explore marijuana use and Georgia law as it pertains to the drug, including attempts to legalize medical marijuana in the state.<br /> <br /> "Marijuana: Protecting Children and Understanding Georgia Law" will be held Sept. 4, 6:00-7:30, at Walters Auditorium at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, sponsored by the medical center and the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County.<br /> <br /> Featured speakers will be Sue Rusche, co-founder, President and CEO of National Families in Action, which was founded in Atlanta in 1977 with a goal of "helping parents prevent children from using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs," according to its Website, and State Sen. Butch Miller of Gainesville, the Senate's Majority Caucus Chairman.<br /> <br /> Rusche is web editor and principal writer of National Families in Action, She has has testified before Congress and made numerous appearances on national TV including the "Today Show," "Good Morning America," and various evening news broadcasts<br /> <br /> Miller worked to enact legislation which relates to the use of cannabis for treatment of cancer and glaucoma.<br /> <br /> For more information about the forum, phone 770-534-1080, Ext. 277, or email, jpbanks@faceitpeople.org.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
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