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GA: Ordinance To Lessen Penalties For Marijuana Passes Unanimously

Ron Strider

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Atlanta City Council unanimously passed legislation that would reduce the penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on Monday afternoon.

Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced the legislation last month.

The current law allows for a penalty of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail for anyone caught in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. The new legislation would lower that to just a $75 ticket and no jail time.

Mayor Reed now has 8 calendar days to sign or veto the legislation. However, it can go into effect without his signature.

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