LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson has been one of the leading opponents to the manufacture and sale of marijuana in the state.
Walker is a past president of the Georgia Sheriff’s association, where he has fought marijuana legalization efforts in the state legislature.
But 8 Democratic lawmakers have introduced Senate Bill 344 this year to license and regulate retail sales of marijuana.
Sheriff Wilson told us “this bill.. it really doesn’t look like its going anywhere. Those folks who are out there who are afraid we’re going to start popping up marijuana retail shops here in Georgia, I don’t see it happening. On a personal level there hasn’t been much talk of it in the Georgia Sheriff’s association. We’re not very concerned about it.”
Sheriff Wilson says he understands the need for cannabis oil that is used to treat a number of ailments and diseases.
He says those who need it have to travel to another state to buy it and bring it back .