By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia lawmaker is moving ahead with legislation that would allow state-licensed manufacturers of medical marijuana products to operate in the state.

State Rep. Allen Peake has officially filed a bill allowing between two and six medical-cannabis manufacturers to be licensed by the state and serve people with certain medical conditions and registered with the state.

Peake has said the system is based on Minnesota law. It includes a state system to track all marijuana plants and products, and sets security standards for facilities.

More than 100 House members have signed the bill, which could still face long odds of becoming law.

Law enforcement organizations long have opposed any legal growth of marijuana in the state, and Republican Gov. Nathan Deal also has come out against such a system.

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