Tag Archives: Ben Watson

House, Senate take different stances on medical cannabis

The two legislative chambers may be at odds this session on where Georgia should go next with its medical marijuana law . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Ben Watson , medical cannabis

Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Senate adopts a new version of the medical marijuana bill — will the House agree with it? . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Ben Watson , Butch Miller , medical marijuana

Senate passes coastal buffer zone bill

Senate bill would restore 25-foot protective buffer zone for coastal marshland areas . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , buffer zones , marshlands

Coastal marshland bill clears Senate committee

Legislation that would require a 25-foot protective buffer along the state’s coastal marshes is approved by the Senate Natural Resources Committee . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , buffer zones , coastal marshlands , EPD , Jud Turner

Medical marijuana bill passes House

House passes bill to allow use of cannabis oil for medical treatments . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Ben Watson , cannabis oil , medical marijuana

Rep. Watson will run for state Senate seat

Dr. Ben Watson, the only physician currently serving in the Georgia House, announces he is running for Sen. Buddy Carter’s state Senate seat . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , Buddy Carter , state senate

Political Notes – DPH says no outbreak of fungal meningitis here

No outbreaks of fungal meningitis in Georgia have been linked to contaminated products from a compounding company, public health officials say . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , breast cancer grants , Brenda Fitzgerald , Buddy Carter , DCH , department of public health , EPD , fungal meningitis , John Bulloch , King America , Morehouse , Ogeechee River , Patrick O'Neal , Ralph Hudgens , student enrollment

On the campaign trail: More attention for down-ballot races?

Two races for the Public Service Commission are the statewide races that will be at the top of Georgia’s election ballot this year . . .

Tags: Arthur Ferdinand , Ben Watson , Chuck Eaton , Fulton County Tax Commissioner , Georgia Court of Appeals , Georgia Supreme Court , Jack Murphy , Paul Battles , PSC , R. J. Morris , Stan Wise

Political Notes – Test me for drugs too, lawmakers say

Savannah legislators say if the state is going to test welfare applicants for drugs, it ought to test elected officials as well . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , Bob Bryant , drug test , John Albers , Medicaid applicant , Peachtree Corners , temporary vehicle tags