A legal challenge to block the use of public funding for the proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium, a move that could delay the project’s timeline through 2015, was battled out in court yesterday, according to a report in Creative Loafing. During a more than six-hour hearing, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville heard arguments from lawyers on behalf of residents living in the proposed $1.2 billion stadium’s shadow. Their motion contests an attempt by Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development arm, to issue at least $200 million in bonds that would partially pay for the stadium.

On the heels of the Georgia Legislature’s failure to pass a medical marijuana bill, Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced he is approving clinical tests on medical cannabis after his staff consulted with the federal Food and Drug Administration. According to a report from our affiliate CBS46, the plan will let Georgia Regents University partner with British manufacturer G.W. Pharmaceuticals that is already testing cannabis oil. A second option will let Georgia Regents obtain cannabis oil from federal regulators in Mississippi.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.