Archive for February, 2015

Medical Cannabis: One Step Closer

By State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon)
(657 words)

On Wednesday of this week, 157 of my House colleagues joined me in voting in support of HB 1, Haleigh’s Hope Act, the medical cannabis oil bill. (more…)

House Passes Medical Cannabis Legislation, Co-Sponsored by Rep. Micah Gravley

Rep. Micah Gravley with Rep. Allen Peake

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives yesterday passed House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 158-2. HB 1, sponsored by State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) and co-sponsored by Rep. Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), would decriminalize the possession of medical cannabis in Georgia. (more…)

Guest Editorial: Biosimilars Provide New Treatment Options, but Communication is Critical to Patient Care

By State Representative Sharon Cooper
(892 words)

Just as the new year brings exciting opportunities, as well as challenges, each new session of the Georgia General Assembly presents legislators with a myriad of issues that must be addressed. As Chairman of the House Health and Human Services Committee one such item my committee must deal with is the development of a set of guidelines for the use of a new group of innovative drugs that may soon be on the market. (more…)

Rep. Peake’s Medical Cannabis Legislation Passed by House

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 158-2. HB 1, sponsored by State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon), would decriminalize the possession of medical cannabis in Georgia. (more…)

House Republican Lawyers Respond to Mike Bowers’ Statement

ATLANTA— State Representatives Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), Alex Atwood (R-St. Simons Island), Andy Welch (R-McDonough), Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown), Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville), Dusty Hightower (R-Carrollton), Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), and Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) today released the following statement in response to former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers’ recent comments on religious freedom legislation: (more…)