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Legislation creating a new marijuana industry growing and selling medical cannabis in the state remains stalled

By Rebecca Hubbard Reporter/Anchor

Cornerstone legislation creating a new marijuana industry for growing and selling medical cannabis in the state remains stalled because no one has been appointed to serve on the committee tasked with coming up with the rules.

The lack of members on the 7 seat Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission essentially stalls the new law and the AJC says no one from the Governor's office, the Lieutenant Governor's Office or the office of state House speaker David Ralston can offer any reasons why.

Proponents pushed for the new law to allow patients approved to use the drug the ability to also legally purchase it inside state lines instead of having it shipped into the state - violating state and federal laws.

The Commission will license up to 6 private companies to grow hemp, develop labs to test the drug, handle monies from grants and the state linked to the initiative and to hire an executive director and other staff for the program.

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