WABE's Week In Review: Georgia opens first medical cannabis stores and 'Cop City' soft opening expected next year

Tim Morey, Chief Sales Officer for Trulieve speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the dispensary's Marietta location on Friday, April 28, 2023. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

The first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Georgia opened on Friday.

New clinics as patients increase

Improving access to HIV tests

Lawmakers could be expelled in Georgia (again)

Also in this episode…

–Chamian Cruz reports that the developer for Atlanta’s $90 million public safety training center is saying a soft opening for the controversial project is scheduled for the end of next year.

–Rahul Bali explores the divide among Georgia Republicans as Governor Brian Kemp says he will not attend the Georgia GOP Convention in June, where Republicans are set to pick the party’s next state leader.

–Marlon Hyde tells us about Forsyth commissioners wanting more details on a proposed billion-dollar, multi-use complex in the county.

–DorMiya Vance reports on a new multi-use community center that is helping homeless people get affordable shelter in one of Atlanta’s fastest changing neighborhoods.

–Emily Jones has more on the federal government putting more than a million dollars into efforts to shore up Georgia’s coast against climate change.

–And Atlanta dignitaries, who knew and worked with Harry Belafonte, offered their remembrances of the musician and civil rights activist who died earlier this week.