First Slice 1-7-14: Metro Atlanta parents to push Georgia lawmakers to make medical pot legal

GOP primary season, possible college smoking bans, and more!


A group of metro Atlanta parents are planning to lobby state lawmakers for the legalization of medical marijuana in Georgia. “These kids in Colorado are not getting high, they’re taking it in an oil format, they’re not smoking it,” one Mableton parent told WSB-TV. “It’s basically safer than any medicine we can prescribe our children today.”

Atlanta Police found Rev. Otis Byrd Sr., a pastor in northwest Atlanta, stabbed to death following his no-show for church on Sunday.

Delta Airlines yesterday flew the final DC-9 flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta. The aircraft was partially responsible for an increase in airliner service to smaller U.S. cites over the past 50 years.

Georgia’s Board of Regents this week is taking a close look at a possible smoking ban on the state’s public college campuses.

Joe Rickey Hundley, who last February slapped a baby on an Atlanta-bound plane and made a derogatory racial remark to her mother, will spend eight months behind bars. “You cannot assault another individual, regardless of how sad or upset, or even how intoxicated or sick, you are,” a federal judge said.

Debate season for the GOP’s 2014 U.S. Senate primary is about to begin. Things could get weird!

ICYMI: Mayor Kasim Reed officially began his second term as mayor yesterday, but refused to jump on State Sen. Jason Carter’s “bandwagon” with a strong endorsement.

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