WABE's Week In Review: Georgia approves limited cannabis production and experts eye what could test the state's elections
Georgia approves limited medical marijuna production…
A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait.
UPDATE: The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission awards 2 licenses for in-state production of low THC oil. Companies have 1 year to be operational.— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) September 22, 2022
I am told 4 more licenses are tied up in "pending litigation"
42,160 people are on Georgia's Low THC Oil Registry. #gapol pic.twitter.com/T4hCVVdKW8
Ms. Peaches has a new home…
In a year-long investigation, WABE followed Ms. Peaches in her fight for decent housing at the blighted Forest Cove apartments. Soon after the series, the city launched a relocation effort.
Months later, Ms. Peaches is finally in her new housing.
A year and a half after I started visiting Ms. Peaches at Forest Cove, she's finally in new housing. https://t.co/SJ5tg16DrS— Stephannie Stokes (@stephannnnie) September 22, 2022
Also in this episode…
— Sam Gringlas details what election experts say could test the system for the November midterms.
— Molly Samuel reports on the latest efforts by advocates and the city to secure the land that once belonged to the Chattahoochee Brick Company.
— Emily Wu Pearson has more on how Atlanta is the hot spot for Black Americans moving back to the South.
— We also hear from the new head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on when and how state officials will investigate violations of the state’s abortion law.