ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Legislative day 40 is almost like the last day of school for lawmakers here in Atlanta and a graduation of sorts for one Middle Georgia State representative who put his heart into the house for more than a decade.
The end of the 2018 session also marks the end of one man’s fight for medical cannabis in Georgia.
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“This issue is something that’s come across our state. We’ve moved a long way in four years over five sessions,” Peake told 41NBC in an exclusive interview.
After 12 years serving as a representative of district 141 in Macon-Bibb and Monroe County, Allen Peake is saying so long to being a state lawmaker.
“The great joy of this gig has been the relationships built with colleagues on both sides of the aisle both Republican and Democrats, but nothing tops getting to know the medical cannabis families who I’ve been able to fight along side with,” he said.
Peake gave an emotional farewell speech on Thursday in the House chambers reflecting on all the years