The final day of the 2018 legislative session brought a flurry of last minute legislative votes, but it also saw state Rep. David Clark, R-Buford, offer harsh criticism of his counterpart in the Senate and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on the House floor.
As the House was considering House Bill 65, which deals with recommendations of additional conditions for treatment with low THC cannabis oil, Clark took to the well of the chamber and condemned Cagle and Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford. The bill was amended in the House on Thursday to include a section on making medical cannabis oil treatments available to people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
That section had originally been in House Bill 764, which was sponsored by Clark, a former Army Ranger. The House overwhelmingly passed that bill, 145-17, in late February, but it got stalled in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which is led by Unterman.
Clark accused Unterman and Cagle of “playing games” with cannabis oil bills for five years.