Decriminalization

  • City of South Fulton votes 5-3 to decriminalize marijuana possession

    SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — The City of South Fulton has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials confirm. In a Tuesday vote 5-3, council members passed the proposal that would decriminalize the plant within the new city. The legislation, sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Baker,...
  • Atlanta edges closer to legalizing marijuana

    ATLANTA – The city of Atlanta took a major step on Tuesday in its bid to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Public Safety Panel recommended the city replace jail time for minor marijuana possession with a fine. That fine would be about $75. The decision...
  • Obama Administration Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

    “ONDCP was in favor of decriminalizing but not legalizing,” former deputy director A. Thomas McLellan, who worked in the White House office during Obama’s first term, told HuffPost in a story published on Tuesday.According to the report: “Such a policy shift could...