The sheriffs, however, oppose the cultivation of marijuana for any purpose. They oppose the medical delivery of chemicals derived from marijuana plants through all methods of smoking. And they oppose the legalization of marijuana for all social, recreational or industrial purposes.

At a recent meeting of the state committee charged with making recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly for amending Georgia’s medical marijuana law, legalizing in-state marijuana cultivation for medical purposes was rejected on a 9-5 vote. The sheriffs commend the group for its strong position against cultivation for several reasons.

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