Tag: Governor Nathan Deal

Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law by Governor

Georgia’s governor has signed into law a measure that significantly expands the state’s limited medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16 into law today, roughly a month and a week after it was passed by the full legislature; it passed the Senate with a 45 to 6 vote, and was passed by …

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Georgia Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Sends it to Governor

Legislation significantly expanding Georgia’s medical marijuana law has been passed by the state’s full legislature. The Senate passed Senate Bill 16 today with a 45 to 6 vote, just a couple days after it was passed by the House of Representatives with a 167 to 4 vote. It has now been sent to Governor Nathan …

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Georgia Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill into Law

To the sounds of thunderous applause, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 1 into law Thursday, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts. “For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Deal. “Now, Georgia children and their families may return home, while continuing to …

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Georgia Governor Will Sign Bill Legalize Medical Use of Cannabis Extracts

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal confirmed Thursday morning that he will soon sign into law legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts, which was recently approved overwhelmingly by the state’s Legislature. House Bill 1, which was approved by the House of Representatives with an 160 to 1 vote, and by the Senate with a …

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Georgia Legislature Passes Medical Cannabis Legislation, Sends it to Governor

Georgia’s House of Representatives voted 160 to 1 Wednesday to give final approval to House Bill 1, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts that has already passed the full Senate. It now heads to Governor Nathan Deal for consideration, who is expected to sign the proposal as soon as Friday. If signed into law …

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Georgia Senate Votes 54 to 1 to Approve Medical Cannabis Bill

Georgia’s Senate has voted 54 to 1 to approve a bill that would allow for the use of cannabis extracts in the treatment of epilepsy. The bill is a far more restrictive version of a measure approved by Georgia’s House of Representatives last month with an 158 to 2 vote. The sole no vote on …

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Medical Cannabis Bill Passed by Georgia House of Representatives with 158 to 2 Vote

A proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts has been passed by Georgia’s full House of Representatives with an overwhelming 158 to 2 vote. House Bill 1, titled the Haleigh’s Hope Act, would legalize the possession and use of up to 20 ounces of cannabis extracts for those with certain medical conditions who …

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USDA Prevents Georgia from Implementing Food Stamp Drug Testing Law

A Georgia bill signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal in March which would require some food stamp recipients to undergo random drug testing is illegal and can’t be implemented according to a letter sent to the state by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the bill signed into law in March, a state worker …

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