Representative Allen Peake has announced that he will not be seeking re-election after 12-years in office. He does plan to continue his efforts to further expand access to medical marijuana in Georgia. He will continue to distribute the allowed low-THC oil to approved patients throughout the state.
Peake indicated that he never intended to make a career in politics, according to The Telegraph. He worked diligently to get medical marijuana on Georgia agendas. He does not support recreational marijuana.
Peake’s efforts helped create legislation and the Georgia medical marijuana registry. He’s helped the program expand so that more patients can possess the oil.
Peake said, “Being involved in legislation that really changed the quality of life for hundreds of Georgians, I mean, what could be better than that?”
Although his efforts were strong, the Republican was not able to get legislation passed to allow for the in-state cultivation and production of medical marijuana. This still leaves approved Georgians at a disadvantage and without access in state.
He said, “I fully plan to stay engaged in the medical cannabis effort, from a standpoint of providing medicine to families. This is a commitment we have made and we’ll keep doing it until we either run out of money or get arrested.”
Peake will spend more time working on a family foundation to help families with children having special needs.