“We’re going to work toward something in the next legislative session,” Martin said.
Carpenter disagreed with Martin’s decision to wait.
“I think it’s important to address, we do things down here that conflict with the feds. We’ve been grappling with the marijuana issue for two or three years,” Carpenter continued, “I get it, but good policy is good policy.”
Carpenter left the meeting teary-eyed, while Rep. Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta, who sits on the committee, embraced him.
Chances of the bill passing this session are unlikely, since legislation typically needs to move from one chamber to the other by Crossover Day to become law.