ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia lawmaker hopes to legalize cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases.
Republican State Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says he plans to file the bill Monday and calls the proposal a compromise with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
Peake had discussed a broader bill allowing in-state growth, manufacture and sale of the oil with low THC levels. That’s the chemical that can cause a high feeling for marijuana users.
But in recent days, he pulled back. The change disappointed people who relocated to Colorado where the oil is legal.
House Speaker David Ralston has said he supports Peake’s bill. The proposal also creates a commission to make recommendations by the end of the year about an in-state program to make and sell the product.