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GRU hosts hearing of evidence for clinical trials of cannabidiol oil use

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:56pm


A legislative study committee on narrow uses of medical marijuana will hold a hearing Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to hear about potential medical evidence for use, according to the committee co-chairman. GRU itself is on the verge of beginning clinical trials into a purified cannabis oil drug for children with uncontrollable seizures.

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Azziz tells UNLV about Augusta challenges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:49pm

A weeklong exploration of the triumphs and tribulations of three candidates seeking to become UNLV president began Monday as Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took center stage.

Azziz has been criticized for planning questionable expenditures as president of the Augusta, Ga., campus and is named as a defendant in an age discrimination lawsuit recently filed by a fired university fundraiser.

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Coroner suggests possible medical problem might be linked to fiery Burke County car crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:07pm

A person found dead last week inside a burned-out van in Burke County might have suffered a medical episode or emergency that contributed to the crash, officials said Tuesday.

Investigators say they are still trying to piece together what happened to the unidentified victim whose remains were found Saturday in a crashed Ford Windstar near Ebenezer Church Road close to Girard, Ga.

The body, which was burned beyond recognition after the vehicle crashed and caught fire, was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab for an autopsy.

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