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Atlanta GA City Council unanimously passes legislation to decriminalize marijuana

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posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Liquesence

It's a step in the right direction.

Some good news today.

Thanks.


It is a good step.

We need more good steps and good news.




posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I think it'll happen.

Maybe not in my lifetime, but it'll happen.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Liquesence

I think it'll happen.

Maybe not in my lifetime, but it'll happen.


Without knowing your disposition, who knows?

I never thought I would see it, and I never thought #N Georgia of all places would be a pioneering step.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Sometimes, you just have to hope for the best.

Oregon and Washington haven't imploded into total lawlessness and chaos because they made pot legal.

Hell, I'm looking forward to the day I retire so that I may "partake".



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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Sometimes, you just have to hope for the best.


Hope for the best, but expect the worst.


Oregon and Washington haven't imploded into total lawlessness and chaos because they made pot legal.


Depending on what blog you read.
But yeah, the country hasn't caught fire because.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I live in Oregon.

Some of my more "conservative" friends can't understand why I like it here.

Life will not come to a crashing halt if you smoke a bowl.

And ironies upon ironies, I've had quite a few "conservative" friends visit since certain things became legal.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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I live in Oregon.


I live in the bible belt.


Some of my more "conservative" friends can't understand why I like it here. [. . . ] I've had quite a few "conservative" friends visit since certain things became legal.


Who cares if they're conservative?

I don't. I'm more concerned with hypocrisy, or preventing a right because one doesn't agree.


Life will not come to a crashing halt if you smoke a bowl.


No, depending on who you talk to.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

Who cares if they're conservative?


I tease them because one of the first stops they make is to the pot shops after commenting on the horrors of legalizing pot.

Because of my profession, I can't partake. Then again, I can't drink at certain times and take prescription medication either.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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I tease them because one of the first stops they make is to the pot shops after commenting on the horrors of legalizing pot.


That's what I mean by hypocrisy. Whether pot, alcohol, porn, or whatever else. Condemning or preventing others for what you do or want to see made illegal.


Because of my profession, I can't partake. Then again, I can't drink at certain times and take prescription medication either.


What you do is your business if it harms none.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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You can lead a horse to water. . . . .



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Liquesence



You can lead a horse to water. . . . .


But not get him to smoke...



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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Well, it looks like Kasim Reed will, in fact, sign it:



That said, in my previous reply about enforcement since state law trumps local ordinance and law:


“Of course, marijuana is still illegal in our state,” Hall said. “But to make it a non-jailable offense is a step in the right direction.”

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said this new ordinance will allow her officers to concentrate on eliminating violent crime instead of focusing on petty ones.

“We’re focused on violent crimes,” Shields said. “I’m not interested, a dime bag of weed is not going to change crime in this city.”

Shields did say that, under this ordinance, her officers still have the discretion to arrest people caught with the less than an ounce of marijuana on them.



Hall hopes the state of Georgia will look at adopting this ordinance, too.


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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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Signed into law by Reed. Now, how will enforcement commence since under state law it is still illegal?

One small step for man; one giant leap for liberty.




Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed a bill into law lessening the penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

The mayor's office said Reed signed the legislation into law Tuesday night.


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