Closer Look: DeKalb CEO Talks Sewage Spills; Eliminating Blighted Properties; Medical Marijuana And More

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond talks about the latest issues in his county.
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond talks about the latest issues in his county.
Credit Grace Walker

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: More than 10,000 patients are registered as “active” in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Low THC oil Registry as of yesterday. However, until recently, there was no legal way for those patients to purchase medical marijuana in the state of Georgia. A new law signed by Governor Brian Kemp last month aims to change that by allowing a small number of licensed entities to “produce, grow, manufacture and dispense” low THC oil. How will this law work, when marijuana is still illegal federally? And how does Georgia’s law compare to other states’ legislation? We ask Dr. John Hudak, an expert in marijuana policy and the author of the book, “Marijuana: A Short History”. Hudak is also the Deputy Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institute.
  • 22:02: Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens talks about an upcoming workshop to help youth learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship from Atlanta area business owners. The Youth Entrepreneur BootCamp takes place this Saturday, May 11. You can find more information, and register for the free event, here.
Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens talks about an upcoming workshop to help youth learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship from Atlanta area business owners. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 39:40: From sewer maintenance to cleaning up blighted properties and other county news, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond joins us in the studio to talk about the latest issues in DeKalb County.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.