IncSmart Georgia (Small Business and Startups) - Georgia marijuana laws are changing.  Atlanta City Council members voted 15-0 to pass a ordinance to decriminalize marijuana.  This ordinance would eliminate prison for possession of less than an ounce and would reduce any potential fine to a maximum of $75.  The current law now has possession of pot within the city limits punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.  

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields state the ordinance will allow officers to concentrate on eliminating violent crime instead of focusing on petty ones.  She continued that marijuana is still illegal, but that the new ordnance will address the sentencing of smokers.  The new law would be handled like a traffic ticket citation. The change only applies within the Atlanta city limits.  Georgia state law still requires jail time.
By IncSmart Staff Writer

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