Atlanta lawmakers pass marijuana decriminalization bill

Atlanta lawmakers pass marijuana decriminalization bill SOCIAL ISSUES ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL Partygoers dance and smoke pot at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on April 19, 2014. (Associated Press)  more >  Print By  Andrew Blake  - The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 The  Atlanta City Council  has unanimously voted to decriminalize marijuana, eliminating jail time for individuals caught with less than an ounce, assuming Mayor Kasim Reed signs the bill as expected. City council  members voted 15-0 in favor of decriminalizing marijuana Monday, all but making Atlanta the latest major U.S. city to roll back penalties for individuals caught possessing small amounts of weed. Mr. Reed, a Democrat,  tweeted  Monday evening that he intends to sign the bill into law. Introduced in March by Councilman Kwanza Hall, the bill significantly reduces penalties for individuals

Atlanta Is The Latest U.S. City to Decriminalize Marijuana