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  1. Ron Strider

    GA: Learn Before You Burn: What To Know About Atlanta's New Marijuana Law

    The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously on October 2 to pass legislation that will decrease penalties for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in the city, making the punishment more akin to getting a speeding ticket. The decision had local celebs like 2 Chainz, Big Boi, and Killer...
  2. Ron Strider

    GA: 'Decriminalizing' Marijuana All About The Green

    How about Atlanta "decriminalizing" marijuana? The word decriminalizing is in quotes because it is a misleading. Getting caught with an ounce of weed or less is still illegal, but, if Mayor Kasim Reed approves the ordinance, the penalty goes from a $1,000 fine and six months jail time to $75...
  3. Ron Strider

    GA: Police Chief - Marijuana Remains Illegal Under New Ordinance

    A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city's police chief said. Marijuana remains illegal in Georgia, and the ordinance addresses only the...
  4. Ron Strider

    GA: What To Know About Atlanta's Vote To Decriminalize Marijuana

    The Atlanta City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana in a unanimous decision on Monday. This is what to know about the vote and how it impacts weed-related arrests moving forward. HERE IS WHAT'S NEXT After the 15-0 vote from the City Council, the proposed ordinance goes to Atlanta...
  5. Ron Strider

    Atlanta Mayoral Hopeful Kwanza Hall Reviving Marijuana Legislation

    Kwanza Hall, an Atlanta City Councilman and candidate for mayor of Atlanta, is calling for a vote in early October on his stalled effort to reduce the penalties on possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. Hall introduced legislation earlier this year that would have dropped the...
  6. Ron Strider

    GA: Atlanta mayoral Candidates Have Mixed Reactions To Decriminalization Proposal

    Atlanta City Council debated – but didn't decide – to relax the city's punishment for possession of less than an ounce of weed. Among folks who want to be the next mayor, there's some support for the idea of making it a non-arrestable offense, but some questions and nuance too. There's one...
  7. Ron Strider

    GA: Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Fort Pushes City Council On Marijuana Reform

    State Sen. Vincent Fort on Monday implored the Atlanta City Council to move forward on a proposal to eliminate jail time and reduce the fines for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in Georgia's capital. "It is a gateway drug to mass incarceration, mostly of young African Americans,"...
  8. Ron Strider

    City By City, Marijuana Is Becoming Legal

    Atlanta's city council is contemplating making a smart move by decriminalizing marijuana possession (up to an ounce) within city limits. The current ludicrous threat of jail time would be replaced with a paltry $75 fine. Many say Atlanta has a major policing problem along racial lines–more...
  9. K

    GA: Sen. Fort, Mayoral Candidate, Seeks To Decriminalize Cannabis In Atlanta

    Atlanta - When State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) announced his run for Mayor of Atlanta on November 12, 2016, he became the first candidate for Atlanta elected office to run on a platform that includes decriminalization of cannabis, or marijuana, within City limits. This would mean that...
  10. K

    GA: Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Seeks To Decriminalize Marijuana

    Atlanta - In less than a year, Atlanta residents will head to the polls to decide who their next candidate will be. Several have already been making news including one candidate who has an unusual campaign promise. State Senator Vincent Fort is vowing to decriminalize marijuana in the city if...
  11. S

    New girl from ATL

    Hey everybody, I'm new to the community (obviously, or I wouldn't be posting this). I moved to the Atlanta area from Pittsburgh a couple of years ago, but the people down here are not as "friendly" as the people up there were (maybe it's because I was in college?), and I'm interested in meeting...
  12. G

    420 Atlanta... Whats Goin On?

    Hey guys im new to the forum. I live and reside in Marietta, GA. I was wondering if there were any festivals or events happening in Atlanta or around the state on 420 (April 20th). I know about the Sweetwater Festival but i think thats for beer. So could sumone help me find a place to hangout...