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Georgia: Bill Expanding CBD Medical Program Sent to the Governor

Update: SB 16 has passed both legislative chambers and now awaits the signature or veto of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Should he fail to take action regarding the bill, SB 16 will become law absent his signature. SB 16, a bill to expand Georgia’s CBD-exemption law is awaiting action from Gov. Nathan Deal. The bill … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Legislation Pending to Defelonize Marijuana possession Offenses

Legislation is pending in the Senate, SB 105, to reduce felony marijuana possession offenses to a fine-only misdemeanor. Under state law, the possession of over one ounce of marijuana is classified as a felony offense — punishable by a minimum of one year in jail and up to ten years in prison and a $ … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Bill Introduced To Eliminate Marijuana Possession Felonies

Legislation has been pre-filed for the 2016 legislative session to eliminate felony marijuana possession laws. Senate Bill 254 amends the state criminal code so that no marijuana possession offense may any longer be classified as a felony. Nearly a dozen states have similar laws.  Under state law, any marijuana possession offense involving more than one ounce of … Continue reading »

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Georgia: House Lawmakers Fail To Act On Medical Marijuana Bill

Efforts to expand the state’s current medical cannabis program stalled just before the legislative session came to a close.  House lawmakers tried to resurrect language from House Bill 722 by attaching it to a separate, already approved bill but lawmakers did not approve of the addition. House lawmakers had previously approved HB 722 but the … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Lawmakers Fail To Act on Senate Resolution That Would Have Placed Marijuana Question Before Voters

Senate lawmakers failed to act on Senate Resolution 6, which sought to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2016 ballot to regulate adult marijuana use, prior to a legislative deadline – thus tabling it for this session.  NORML would like to thank those of you who took time to contact your state Senator and … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Lawmakers Take No Action On House Bill That Seeks to Amend Minor Marijuana Possession Penalties

House lawmakers did not take action on House Bill 1046, legislation to amend state law so that minor marijuana offenders no longer face jail time, prior to a legislative deadline and therefore the legislation has been tabled for the remainder of this session.  If approved, the legislation would have made the first time possession of … Continue reading »

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