Nathan Johnson: Punished not for Pot, but for Insisting on a Trial

Nathan Johnson could have pled and gotten probation. He received 10 years on 2 felony counts, not for growing cannabis, but for insisting on going to trial. Read more
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Tragic Loss: Tom McCain, Peachtree NORML activist

Tom McCain pictured in his favorite black fedora with gold leaf pin, Peachtree NORML Executive Director and cannabis activist, died today, June 23, 2022.

With deepest sadness, we announce the passing of Tom McCain, Peachtree NORML’s executive director emeritus and long-time board member. Tom suffered a heart attack on June 12th. He did not regain consciousness and passed peacefully on June 23rd, 2022 Read more

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Gwinnett DELAYS Vote to Reduce Harm of Cannabis Arrests

Cannabis leaves and handcuffs
Gwinnett Commissioners failed to enact basic reforms on cannabis use. Constituents are encouraged to contact their commissioners to press for change. Read more
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Call to Action: Contact Gwinnett Commissioners

Tell your Gwinnett County Commissioners to vote FOR the cannabis harm reduction ordinance, reducing simple possession a civil fine rather than a criminal arrest. Read more
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A Case of Jury Nullification in Rural Georgia

Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia 10/31/2017

Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of “Not Guilty” despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged. The jury in effect nullifies Read more

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The Loss Of An Activist, The Passing of a Friend, James Bell

James Bell at Atlanta Rotary Club showing the difference in misdemeanor and felony weights of marijuana

Awful News

My friend Stephen Bradley called me on Friday, September 14th and asked if I was sitting down.  I knew it Read more

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