Medical marijuana bill fails
|By Maggie Lee, The Macon Telegraph|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"For these families, their reality is ... a child who is going to have one hundred seizures tomorrow," said Peake, R-
With just more than two hours remaining in this year's session, Peake had pinned his hopes on a maneuver that unhitched his bill from an unrelated issue of requiring insurance companies to cover pediatric autism treatment.
Earlier, the autism bill was linked with his medical marijuana effort.
But in the last hour of this year's session, the
The girl had up to 200 seizures daily since becoming afflicted with a rare disorder before her first birthday.
"Her seizures have been dramatically reduced. She's a lot more alert. She smiles at us when we smile at her. She used to not smile so much," said Haleigh's mother,
It's an oil rich in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is a compound found in cannabis. The compound does not cause users to get high.
If Peake's bill had been successful, families would have been able go to a place such as
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