Bill would permit Georgia cultivation, sales of medical marijuana
Medical marijuana oil could be sold to patients in Georgia who are already allowed to use it, if a bill being introduced Thursday passes. The proposal calls for up to 10 medical marijuana dispensaries to serve the state’s rising number of registered patients — 8,400 so far. Read the full... Read more
Legislature approves school bus safety fix
The Georgia General Assembly took quick action over the past week to change a 2018 law regarding passing school buses on divided highways. Read the full article: Newnan Times-Herald Read more
‘Patients first’ would let Kemp seek waivers
Legislation unveiled Wednesday by state Sen. Blake Tillery would let Gov. Brian Kemp seek federal waivers for programs that would increase the number of people covered by Medicaid. Kemp called a press conference to announce he is committed to working with lawmakers to “craft a Georgia-centric healthcare system that... Read more
Gun-related deaths in Georgia since Parkland
From Feb. 14, 2018 — the day of the Parkland massacre that left 14 students and three adults dead — to Feb. 13, 2019, at least 51 people 18 or younger died in Georgia from gun-related injuries, according to a McClatchy newspaper analysis of data. Read the full article:... Read more
House passes Rep. Cooper’s breast cancer bill
House Bill 62, also known as Margie’s Law, would mandate that mammogram providers inform women of their breast tissue density. The bill passed the House 166-1 on Monday. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal Read more

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