Georgia House panel advances medical marijuana bill

February 23, 2015 8:52 PM

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A key House panel on Monday unanimously passed legislation legalizing the possession of medical marijuana.

Sponsored by Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, House Bill 1 says people may legally possess up to 20 ounces of it and that not more than 5 percent may consist of tetrahydrocannabinol – or THC – the mind-altering part of the drug.

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