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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.
I live in Oregon.
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.
Life will not come to a crashing halt if you smoke a bowl.
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.
“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.
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.