Dale Jackson holds a press conference Feb. 16 on the steps inside the Capitol in Atlanta. Jackson and the group Hope United asked legislators to pass HB 722, adding medical marijuana cultivation labs in Georgia, but a House committee subsequently took out that option.
Dale Jackson and his daughter Camille, right, stand with Ava Fowler, left, who is being treated with cannabis oil, at Gov. Nathan Deal’s office Feb. 16. They attempted to deliver signed petitions in support of HB722 and medical marijuana cultivation labs, but were stopped by a state trooper at the door.