COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission has approved for the third medical cannabis dispensary to open in Georgia.
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Trulieve is a leading provider in medical and recreational cannabis and CBD products, according to its website.
Before then it was legal to possess and use medical cannabis oil in Georgia, but it was illegal to grow here or bring it across state lines.
In a unanimous virtual vote in April, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission approved dispensary licenses to two companies so they may begin distributing medical cannabis oil to the more than 27,000 Georgians currently on the official registry.
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Former state Rep. Allen Peake, a Macon Republican, pushed the original legislation to legalize the oil through even though he said he knew it would cost him politically. He retired from the Georgia House in 2018.
Since then, he’s helped transport the oil into Georgia illegally and got it into the hands of patients on the official registry free of charge.
“It’s nice to see the finished product of something you’ve worked on for a long time, and this is something that we’ve been very passionate about, and a lot of courageous families have worked very hard to get this to happen in Georgia,” Peake said. “It’s been one of the real honors of my life to be involved with these very courageous families.”
Trulieve already has a storefront on North Cobb Parkway in Marietta.
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