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Pharmaceutical payoffs alleged in killing of Georgia medical marijuana bill

Some grassroots political activists say campaign cash from pharmaceutical companies swayed two state lawmakers responsible for killing the medical marijuana bill.

Channel Two’s Lori Geary has been poring over the campaign disclosures and reached out to the two lawmakers, who vehemently deny the accusation.

“Money is behind everything in politics,” said political grassroots activist Chris Wall.

He said you need to look no further than the contributions to state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Gwinnett, and state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Cobb County.

He and others accuse the two lawmakers who chair the Health and Human Services Committee for killing the bill that would have granted immunity to parents of kids with severe seizure disorders who brought non-FDA-approved cannabis oil back from states where it’s legal. Read more

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Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. April 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    That wouldn’t surprise me at all. Cash rules everything…it’s a real shame it has to keep medication out of the reach of needy customers though.