Georgia Representative Working to Fix Medical Marijuana Program


The Georgia government enacted an ineffective law last year that was intended to provide relief to patients with epilepsy, but which didn’t provide for a source of medical marijuana within the state.

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Rep. Allen Peake

Since then, state Rep. Allen Peake (R) publicly admitted to illegally transporting medical marijuana from Colorado to Georgia to help some parents with epileptic children, and he’s now pushing hard to fix the ineffective law by legalizing dispensaries for patients to purchase medical marijuana.

If you are a Georgia resident, please tell your lawmakers to support a workable medical marijuana bill. 


8 responses to “Georgia Representative Working to Fix Medical Marijuana Program”

  1. I believe Georgia should legalize marijuana for all adults over 21 and use the taxes for higher education, road improvements, drug addiction programs, and a lot of different programs that are constantly being reduced due to no funds. There is so much good that the taxes could do for our state. Our government should look at how states that have illegalized it has improved with more jobs, less jail incarnations, lower overdoses from pain medication.

  2. I would like to know “WHY” Georgia State Representative Allen Peake (R), after publicly admitting to “ILLEGALLY” transporting medical marijuana from Colorado to Georgia, he wasn’t arrested and booked into jail on FEDERAL CHARGES for this??? I also think he’s LYING about what and how he did it!!! To obtain medical marijuana in Colorado, you have to jump thru several hoops FIRST. #1:You must establish residency in the State of Colorado. #2:Then you must get either a driver’s license or a state identification card in the State of Colorado. #3:Then, after scheduling a doctor’s appt., you must be able to prove to a doctor that YOU PERSONALLY need a recommendation for medical marijuana for what-ever reason’s are legally allowed in that state. #4:Then, you must have a doctor at the State Health Department APPROVE your personal doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. #5:There is NO WAY IN HELL he got all this done and OBTAINED a license for medical marijuana in ANYONE ELSE’S NAME BUT HIS for anyone located out-of-state!!! Therefore, he must have simply LEGALLY bought RECREATIONAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA from a licensed facility in the State of Colorado and then ILLEGALLY, VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW, TRANSPORTED THAT MARIJUANA ACROSS STATE LINES…. Because, if any one of us out here did that and admitted to it PUBLICALLY, we would be IMPRISONED for VIOLATING numerous STATE & FEDERAL LAWS!!!!

    • That is exactly what he did. Medical marijuana THC may help some people but CBD is much more promising. However passing both like the state of Colorado has does have financial gains for every state . North Carolina only helps people with intractable epilepsy. I have an incurable auto immune disease and could really use CBD oil however North Carolina is being run by right wing republicans who don’t care about people as sick as I am . The pharmaceutical companies have bought them off. My only chance is death.

  3. In response to someone’s comment on the Ga. Representatives bringing cannabis from Colorado. Marijuana is legal in Colorado and has been for 2 years 1 month, and 10 days. You only need have ID and be 21 years old.

  4. I have broken my spine five times and I have had seven surgeries with the installation of rods and hardware on many different levels. I recently had a pain stimulator installed, but it does not seem to help that much. There are many times when I am up for 5 to 6 hours a night screaming and rolling around in the floor from the pain. I have been on opiate painkillers and muscle relaxers for over 30 years now. Due to the medication, I have been told by two Dr.s that I will probably not live past 60, I am 53 now. The medications are causing my kidney and liver counts to always be off and I now have dead spots on my liver.
    If I was able to use medical marijuana I could stop taking all the pharmaceutical pain medications and would have a longer, more pain-free life. Georgians need to take a stand and contact their state representative to provide medical marijuana for patients that need it. Thank you.

  5. I have broken my spine five times and I have had seven surgeries with the installation of rods and hardware on many different levels. I recently had a pain stimulator installed, but it does not seem to help that much. There are many times when I am up for 5 to 6 hours a night screaming and rolling around in the floor from the pain. I have been on opiate painkillers and muscle relaxers for over 30 years now. Due to the medication, I have been told by two Dr.s that I will probably not live past 60, I am 53 now. The medications are causing my kidney and liver counts to always be off and I now have dead spots on my liver.
    If I was able to use medical marijuana I could stop taking all the pharmaceutical pain medications and would have a longer, more pain-free life. Georgians need to take a stand and contact their state representative and urge them to provide medical marijuana for patients that need it. Thank you.

  6. It wouldn’t be lawful to obtain medical marijuana in Colorado and give it to another person, nor take it outside the state, so whether or not he were registered as a patient doesn’t really change the legal status. While obviously Perry A feels very strongly, many in the U.S. feel very differently, and he has publicly admitted to acting on his belief that the current law is unjust. He may very well be arrested and incarcerated for making a drug that is safer than many harmful narcotics available to people he cares deeply for. I hope he is not. In fact, I appreciate that an elected official feels so strongly about the people he serves as well as his own principals that he is willing to stick his neck out like that. Many people break the law for far less than a sense of what they believe is right. Perhaps that is were law enforcement should direct their attention.

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