As things went south for all of the introduced marijuana legislation this year again, many local municipalities are thinking out of the box. The first to announce a plan to refocus police resources comes out of Clarkston. Mayor Ted Terry says it is time to decriminalize less than an ounce of marijuana. He believes a standing Georgia law referred to as “Home Law” gives his city the power to do so. He wishes to try something new that they believe will make their community safer. It will free up police to focus on violent crime.
It seems that the vote will be in May, if it passes Clarkston will be the first city to decriminalize small amounts in Georgia.
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