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November 2014

Rep. Amy Carter Appoints Members to DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee on Governmental Affairs

ATLANTA— Today House Governmental Affairs Committee Chairwoman Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) announced five appointees to the DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee of the House Governmental Affairs Committee. The following House members were appointed to serve on this subcommittee: • Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), Chair • Rep. Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) • Rep. Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) • Rep. Howard Mosby (D-Atlanta) • Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) “At the outset, I was very hopeful that the DeKalb cityhood proponents could come together and agree…

Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Hold Next Meeting

ATLANTA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. At this meeting, the committee will hear testimony from representatives of GW Pharmaceuticals, researchers involved in the study of Epidiolex at Georgia Regents University, a neurologist from Colorado, as well as Georgia physician who moved his family to Colorado for medical cannabis. The…

Rep. Allen Peake and Rep. Micah Gravley Announce the Premiere of “Growing Hope” Documentary

ATLANTA— State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravely (R-Douglasville) today announced the premiere of the Growing Hope film, a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children. The film will debut on Thursday, November, 6 in Dallas, Georgia. “This powerful and emotional film gives viewers a brief glimpse of the struggles that Georgia families with children with seizure disorders are facing and also provides…



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