State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, and state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, announced several upcoming meeting dates Thursday for a committee that’s researching medical cannabis.
The Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee will hold five meetings: Aug. 27 and Nov. 12 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta; Sept. 10 at Mercer University in Macon; Oct. 1 at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville; and Oct. 22 at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. All of the meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m.
The committee was created by a state Senate resolution following the 2014 legislative session.
Peake and Unterman co-chair the committee, which also comprises Sen. Dean Burke, R-Bainbridge; Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville; Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker; Rep. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna; Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville; and Rep. Margaret Kaiser, D-Atlanta.