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Richard T. Griffiths

Richard T. Griffiths

Richard T. Griffiths, president emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, is a media ethicist focused on open government, free speech and continuing education for journalists.

COMMENTARY

Growing mistrust instead of cannabis in Georgia

By: - November 10, 2022

It was called the Hope Act. In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and the governor signed a law allowing medical patients access to cannabis oil. The law was strict: According to rules of a newly established Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, six private companies — with support of local governments — would be chosen […]

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Georgia lawmakers want to take the ‘local’ out of our libraries

By: - March 27, 2022

I love curling up with a good book. Cup of tea in one hand, balancing the book in the other. Time flies as I am transported away. But there have been times when I have turned the pages in a book I despised, while friends went on and on about how much they loved it. […]