Georgia state Representative Allen Peake of Macon, a Republican, has become an unlikely hero in the push for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Georgia legalized low-THC cannabis oil in 2015. The state even expanded its legalization earlier this year. However, the law only allows someone to possess the drug. Someone cannot manufacture, grow, buy, sell, or transport the drug across state lines without breaking the law.
That is where Rep. Peake comes in. Though he has no need for it, he has obtained a medical marijuana card, allowing him to keep cannabis oil in his office which he gives away for free to those who legally possess a medical marijuana card. He cannot charge for the drug, because doing so would constitute a felony.