Marijuana Debate Fires Up In Georgia

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12/3/14 – Atlanta GA: Today the final hearing of the Georgia Joint Committee on Medical Cannabis was held under the gold dome. The packed hearing room hosted the last of public testimony on the issue. The eight committee members gave their final statements after 5 hearings held in various location around the state. Activists, patients, caregivers, law enforcement, and medical professional were invited to give testimony. James Bell, Georgia C.A.R.E. Project director was given 20 minutes at the first hearing this summer.

 
With the filing of a new medical cannabis access bill last week by state Senator Curt Thompson the debate on medical access take a new turn. How will it be grown? Who will get it? What part of the plant will be used? These are the questions facing the 2015 Georgia General Assemble.

 
The public is encouraged to contact their legislator and express their views.

 
Here are links to some of the news coverage.

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James Bell

James Bell has been active in the marijuana reform movement since 1988. He has become the face and the voice of reform in Georgia and founded Georgia C.A.R.E. in 2012. James is Georgia's registered lobbyist for marijuana issues and works with media, lawmakers and the public on educational projects.