Legislators are considering arguments in favor of medical marijuana in Georgia. At an open hearing at Mercer University Wednesday, people got a chance to tell a panel of lawmakers why they think the time to legalize medical marijuana is right.
About 14 people spoke to the panel at the second of five planned open hearings.
Veteran journalist Michael Caputo, currently at American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota, is joining GPB's growing bureau in Macon. Current bureau chief Adam Ragusea is leaving to join the journalism faculty at Mercer University.
In 2002 the court made it clear in a Virginia case that no state may execute the intellectually disabled. Tuesday’s ruling in a Florida case picks up where Atkins v. Virginia left off, making it a little clearer who counts as intellectually disabled.