No Go to Growth of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) – A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal has voted to reject the growth of medical marijuana in Georgia.

The Telegraph reports that the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis decided Wednesday to reject the plant’s growth within the state. The panel was created by a law passed this session allowing people with certain medical conditions to legally possess cannabis oil in-state with their doctors’ approval.

Commission members include the law’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, along with representatives from medicine and law enforcement.

Deal has said he will not support in-state cultivation of cannabis because he is not convinced that the state can adequately control the plants and products.

The commission’s report will be finalized and published in the coming weeks. Its recommendations are not binding.

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