Ray Glier is a freelance journalist in Atlanta. He has covered local and national sports for 45 years for The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and many others.
For months, rival companies that want to produce low-THC cannabis oil for medical purposes in Georgia have not been able to pry open the black box of the state’s 2019 Hope Act to see how six firms — out of 69 bidders — were awarded licenses to dispense the marijuana extract to patients across the state. And neither the state’s Open Records Act nor legislators trying to see the process have had success.
Gambling legislation could find a friendlier audience in the state legislature this session.
A poll of likely Georgia voters found more support for casino gambling than online sports gambling.
For a one-stoplight city, Chickamauga is having an outsized influence on the politics of high school athletics in Georgia.