- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A committee of state lawmakers tasked with studying effects of marijuana extracts on certain illnesses is scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials, health professionals and others.

The medical cannabis study committee is scheduled to hear testimony from several speakers including director of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Terry Norris, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Maj. Neil Franklin and several others Wednesday at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville from 1 to 3 p.m.

The committee is working to determine whether legislation allowing prescription cannabis for certain medical issues is appropriate.

Republican committee member Rep. Allen Peake of Macon introduced a bill during the last legislative session to allow children with seizure disorders to use cannabis-derived medicines, but it ultimately stalled.

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