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Thirteen-year-old Emily King, left, suffers from epilepsy and is on an array of medications to treat it. Her mother, Stephanie King, hopes that medical marijuana can replace her current prescriptions and give Emily a better quality of life. Although a Georgia medical marijuana bill was recently voted down, Stephanie plans to continue her quest to have the substance legalized in the state. (Staff photo: Ryan McKenzie)

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Local mom continues fight for her daughter to have medical marijuana

Despite the fact that Georgia legislators recently shot down a bill that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana throughout the state, one local mother is not giving up the fight for her afflicted daughter to have access to the therapeutic medicine.

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