Atlanta city leaders voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Atlanta city leaders have voted to essentially decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts.

The new law would make possession of less than an ounce, a ticketing offense instead of one that would get you arrested.

The vote was a unanimous 15 to 0.

The penalty currently in place under state law calls for up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 dollars.

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