Georgia governor pushes trials of cannabis derivative as South warms up to medical marijuana

  • by: CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 5:30 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

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