How big pharma’s money stopped medical marijuana in Georgia


Editor’s Note: This Better Georgia article draws a straight line from the pharmaceutical industry to Georgia politicians, most noticeably embattled Governor Nathan Deal. With STRONG support from Georgia Republican voters and politicians, the CBD medical marijuana bill introduced in the last legislative session by Rep. Allen Peake (R- Macon) was all but guaranteed to pass. So why did it fail at the last minute? Read this expose by Better Georgia and find out.

Earlier this year, Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) introduced a bill that would allow Georgians who suffer from seizure disorders to be treated with cannabis oil.

The bill had bipartisan support and was co-sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman, the Chairwoman of the Health & Human Services Committee.

But Gov. Nathan Deal refused to offer his support when it mattered most.

With strong support from 69 percent of doctors, the parents of children who suffer from severe seizures and the public, the bill seemed like a clear win for Georgia and an easy position for the governor to support.

Even world-renowned neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been outspoken about the effectiveness of medical marijuana treatment.

So why did the bill die?

Read the entire expose here.