In 1980 Georgia General Assembly unanimously passed a medical marijuana research act,(Controlled Substance Therapeutic Research Act –(Code 43-34-120) becoming one of the first states to recognize the medical benefits of marijuana. With support of Lt. Gov. Zell Miller, House Speaker Tom Murphy, Rep. Virlyn Smith and Governor George Busbee, this landmark legislation opened the doors to therapeutic cannabis. The law relied upon federal cooperation and supply, therefore rendering the law cumbersome and ineffective in accomplishing its goal to further the research into the benefits of medical marijuana. Georgia likes the idea of following the example of Colorado in the legalization efforts. We believe the Georgia Care Project can now make a difference in Georgia. visit