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Georgia Commission On Medical Marijuana To Meet

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, The Los Angeles Times reported that the California legislature is considering multiple _ and conflicting _ plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. California was the first state in 1996 to legalize the sale of marijuana for medical use. More than 1,000 dispensaries operate in the state. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, The Los Angeles Times reported that the California legislature is considering multiple _ and conflicting _ plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. California was the first state in 1996 to legalize the sale of marijuana for medical use. More than 1,000 dispensaries operate in the state. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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A state commission on medical marijuana will soon hold its first meeting in Atlanta.

The Commission on Medical Cannabis was created by a law passed this year permitting people with certain medical conditions to legally possess cannabis oil in-state with their doctors’ approval. It meets June 16 at the state Capitol.

The commission includes Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon.

Some still want laws permitting the federally prohibited plant’s growth in Georgia. They say the recent legislation in Georgia doesn’t protect people while transporting the oil from other states where it can be produced and sold.

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