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Georgia Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law

ATLANTA (AP) — An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana to treat eight serious health problems.

In a ceremony in the Capitol attended by about 100 parents, children and legislators, Deal on Thursday made Georgia the 36th state plus Washington, D.C., to legalize the use of marijuana extracts for medical use. 93 more words

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Georgians denied diplomas may petition for one under new law

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that will give Georgians who were denied their high school diplomas an opportunity to petition for one. 110 more words

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Governor signs bill today enabling 9,000 Georgians to receive high school diploma

UPDATE: Nathan Deal signed the bill. Again, if you are affected, contact your school district for details.

According to the new law, an affected student “may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to this Code section based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. 655 more words

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Deal Signs Order Requiring Readiness For Marijuana Law

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state’s medical marijuana bill. 124 more words

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Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana order

ATLANTA Ga. (WJCL) — On Friday Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order directing state agencies to begin preparations for enactment of H.B. 1, legislation that will allow the use of cannabis oil for eight medical conditions. 408 more words

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Gov. Deal wins passage of constitutional amendment to take over failing schools

The House just passed Senate Resolution 287, which means voters will be asked in 2016 whether they are willing to vest new and unprecedented powers in the governor to take over failing schools.   407 more words

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Should education ties exclude legislators from voting on state takeover bill?

The president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers is questioning whether two Democratic legislators who voted for Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District Monday had a conflict of interest because of their educational ties. 565 more words

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