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Georgia Lawmaker Delivers Medical Marijuana To Families In Need

| by Michael Allen
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epublican State Rep. Allen Peake of Georgia recently disclosed that he has been bringing medical marijuana from other states to needy families in his state.

“We made sure that families properly registered with the state got access to medical cannabis, including delivering it to them if that's the only way we can make that happen," Peake told WSB-TV.

“Maybe at some point there is a need for civil disobedience," Peake added. "Again it comes down to, ‘What would I do if this was my child?’”

“It's worth that risk to see the improvement in the quality of life for these children, and I’d do it again tomorrow if I had to,” Peake said.

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Georgia legalized cannabis oil for people with specific diseases (which Peake fought for) in 2015 but growing and selling marijuana is still not legal, which makes it difficult for patients to obtain it, High Times reports.

Peake is now pushing a new bill that would allow people to grow medical marijuana in Georgia under specific conditions. Peake's bill would also expand medical marijuana for patients with autism, HIV and other maladies.

Faith communities and law enforcement are expected to oppose the bill using the "slippery slope" argument.

Sources: WSB-TV, High Times / Photo Credit: DanTD/Wikimedia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia