COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The heated debate over medical marijuana flared up at a local event on Tuesday.
"We know it's coming this way, it's coming," said one attendee of the event hosted by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
From the West to East Coast, legislators and advocates are re-evaluating laws concerning the green bud that is gaining attention from medicinal claims to recreational usage.
Now Columbus officials are speaking out against marijuana and other illegal substances, saying if future legislation in Georgia legalizes the drug, businesses could suffer.
"It's still against the law to utilize marijuana, whether off premise or on premise," said Don Cooper with CSU's Center for Professional Solutions.