Deal outlines two paths to medical marijuana in Georgia

2:20 pm Apr. 10, 2014

Medical marijuana won’t be legalized in Georgia any time soon. But Gov. Nathan Deal outlined two plans to begin moving that way ahead of next year’s legislative session.

The first option would involve the expanded use of clinical trials for children with epileptic disorders through a private drugmaker, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Georgia Regents University.  The second would bring a state clinical trial led by Georgia Regents using cannabis oil obtained

Medical marijuana changes on tap today

6:00 am Apr. 10, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff has quietly worked on a plan to allow the limited use of medical marijuana since lawmakers scuttled a legislative push to do so last month. He is ready to unveil that

An autism bill swims against the tide

7:00 pm Mar. 12, 2014

If SB 397 were an animal, you would have to classify it as a salmon, making its implausible way upstream against a preposterous current.

The state Capitol has gushed anti-Obamacare legislation this session. Republicans have damned

Legislative tip sheet: Fake pot versus the real (non-intoxicating) thing

7:41 am Feb. 10, 2014

With the threat of another winter storm in the offing, the House and Senate gavel in at 10 a.m. today.

But all eyes will be on Gov. Nathan Deal, who has a noon presser to go over preparations for the ice that could hit this evening – and Tuesday as well.

Monday is Cannabis Awareness Day at the state Capitol. To celebrate, the House is likely vote to ban new forms of