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Georgia medical marijuana bill draws supporters, opponents at hearing

A proposal to legalize a form of medical marijuana had its first hearing on Tuesday as supporters and opponents disagreed over the efficacy of the drug and the potential impact on the state.

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, told members of the House Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee that his House Bill 1 would provide needed relief for sufferers of a range of disorders, but that the drug itself would not be abused by recreational users as it is low in the chemical that makes the user high.

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