Wow: Atlanta Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

Metropolitan Police and Federal Partners Seize $7.1 Million in Drugs Operation.Metropolitan Police and Federal Partners Seize $7.1 Million in Drugs Operation.

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Atlanta is decriminalizing jail penalties for less than an ounce of marijuana.

#Atlanta’s Mayor #KasimReed has officially signed legislation to decriminalize #marijuana! 🙌💯 @KasimReed #WSHH that part !!! Y’all on the way soon there will be legal dispensaries popping up !!! Think about it. So you can have less than a ounce off marijuana on you. But. How will you get that less than a oz of marijuana 🤔 in your possession to even get a 75 dollar fine. ???? Soon they will realize there is too much money there city can make of taxes. Specially now they decriminalized the average pot consumer…. get ready !!

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Mayor Kasim Reed explained the legislation in a video: “If you have less than an ounce of marijuana, the most that can happen to you is that you will receive a $75 fine.”

In 2016, over 600,000 Americans were arrested on weed charges.