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Lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

Posted at 8:20 AM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 08:20:14-05

ATLANTA (AP) — Activity at the Georgia legislature is picking up as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark.

Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the first bill signed into law by the governor — a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would allow for some cultivation of medical marijuana, while the Senate moved to crack down on drones near prisons.

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a new bill into law that aims to protect children from motorists at school bus stops. It requires drivers traveling in the opposite direction to a stopped school bus to stop when they meet the bus unless the two vehicles are separated by a grass median, unpaved area, or physical barrier.