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A new statewide poll just released to 11Alive News shows Georgia voters massively support expanding the current medical marijuana bill.
According to Georgians for Freedom in Health Care 84.5% approve expanding the law to allow for in state cultivation and production of medical marijuana under strict regulation and security.
Currently Georgia law allows permits to patients with certain illnesses to obtain medical cannabis, but it can not be grown or produced in the state.
State Representative Allen Peake who authored the current legislation and is pushing for expansion said, “There is no issue in Georgia that unites our fellow citizens like this one. People all across our state, young and old, black and white, need this medicine and they expect our government to create an infrastructure where they can have access to a safe and legal product.”
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently expressed concerns with the idea, and said he is yet to see evidence there is a proper way to legalize cultivation in the state.