US (GA): Senate committee holds hearing on legalizing adult-use cannabis

A state Senate committee held a hearing on three legislative proposals related to cannabis ranging from expanding Georgia’s medical cannabis program to legalizing adult-use of the drug.
But in the conservative General Assembly, the odds of the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee voting on any of the measures are long at best.

Sen. Sheikh Rahman, D-Lawrenceville, has introduced a constitutional amendment calling for a statewide referendum asking voters to decide whether to legalize the production and sale of cannabis in Georgia for the recreational use of adults ages 21 and older.
 
Tax revenue from cannabis sales would be dedicated to education and transportation infrastructure. An accompanying bill would spell out how the production and sale of cannabis would be regulated in Georgia, including the licensing process that would govern the industry.

“This would be highly regulated, not just selling out of convenience stores,” Rahman said.

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