With bill passed, will universities grow medical marijuana?
Up to six private companies will be able to apply to grow cannabis, according to the law. It also gives state permission to grow and manufacture medical cannabis to two colleges: Fort Valley State University and the University of Georgia. The schools also may apply for federal licenses to... Read more
Carter Center hosts forum on school-based mental health
The first of six regional School-Based Behavioral Health Forums was held this week at The Carter Center in Atlanta. Panels addressed ways to make the most of the $8.4 million in funding Gov. Brian Kemp pledged to pay for more mental health counselors in schools through the Georgia Apex Program.... Read more
Community gardening in Atlanta on the rise
Community gardens have become a popular place for neighbors to hang out. They’ve taken root nationwide, with a 44 percent increase in garden plots within parks in the U.S. since 2012, sprouting new farmers in urban areas, such as within Atlanta. Read the full article: WABE  Read more
Navy veterans hope for VA benefits tied to Agent Orange
Mike Sherwood applied nine years ago for government compensation for exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, complaining it caused the coronary artery disease and other serious health problems that still afflict him today. Read the full article: ajc.com Read more
Trump to address drug abuse summit in Atlanta
President Donald Trump will headline a summit targeting prescription drug abuse next week in Atlanta that’s set to include more than 3,000 participants. Read the full article: ajc.com Read more

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