Speaker Ralston vows new Ga. Hemp law won’t lead to recreational weed

8/21/19–House Speaker David Ralston told a legislative panel focused on rural Georgia Tuesday that he was baffled by the metro Atlanta departments’ decision to dismiss misdemeanor cases or no longer charge people for small amounts of pot, citing their inability to distinguish the difference between marijuana and now-legal hemp. Ralston said a new testing system was in the works at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that will nip the situation in the bud. Read