Peake has amassed more than 100 sponsors - more than enough needed to pass the chamber - for House Bill 722, which would create up to six facilities in Georgia where marijuana would be grown, harvested and processed into cannabis oil. The oil could be used by those who suffer from more than a dozen diseases, expanding the list from what's currently allowed.
Peake and his allies aren't backing down.
"We're going to take up the bill that was introduced on Tuesday," said House Speaker David Ralston. "We're going to move forward on that bill in the House and I feel like we will be able to engage with the governor's office and the Senate."