clear
Friday September 4th, 2015 11:51PM

Ga. study committee examines medical marijuana

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia state representative says lawmakers may pass a medical marijuana bill next year for people with certain terminal illnesses.<br /> <br /> But Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says he doubts that will extend to people with chronic pain. The Macon Telegraph reports that a study committee on the issue began work Wednesday by discussing what other states allow (http://bit.ly/1mTUIzt ).<br /> <br /> Witnesses included a regulator who worked in Colorado as that state expanded access to medical marijuana.<br /> <br /> Peake introduced a bill during the last legislative session to allow children with seizure disorders to use cannabis-derived medicines, but it ultimately stalled. He says the committee meetings are a chance to examine details.<br /> <br /> The study committee plans to meet again in September and is scheduled to publish recommendations before the end of the year.<br /> <br /> State Senators Butch Miller of Gainesville and Rene Unterman of Buford are members of the committee.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 8 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 8 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 8 months ago )
Local/State News
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 8 months ago )
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 8 months ago )
Politics
Qualifying wraps up Friday for municipal elections in Hall County
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:25AM ( 8 hours from now )
Sentencing handed down for two former Hall Co. Sheriff Office employees
Federal Judge Richard Story handed out two similar sentences in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Friday afternoon but called each case unique to itself.
6:41PM ( 5 hours ago )
More attempted political comebacks set for Nov. 3; Clermont special election likely in March
As the books closed on qualifying for the Nov. 3 city elections Friday,the number of former office-holders seeking a political comeback in northeast Georgia increased.
6:36PM ( 5 hours ago )
US stocks sink as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing about the rate outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China's economy is slo...
5:43PM ( 6 hours ago )
Rabies case confirmed in W. Hall
Rabies has been found in a raccoon that came in contact with a dog in the West Hall area recently.
4:56PM ( 6 hours ago )