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Medical marijuana bill stalls in Ga. Legislature

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ATLANTA (AP) - A plan to create a medical marijuana program in Georgia failed during the regular session.

The state Senate voted 54-0 on Thursday to allow people suffering from the side effects of cancer, glaucoma or seizures to take oil derived from cannabis in the hope it will ease their symptoms. House lawmakers already voted overwhelmingly in support of the plan.

However, the Senate attached to the bill a requirement that insurance companies cover behavioral therapy for Georgia children 6 and under who have been diagnosed with autism. That's a nonstarter for senior House Republicans who are concerned about costs.

State Sen. Renee Unterman says she expected the differences to be resolved in a conference committee later Thursday.

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