NEW FINDINGS: Chamblee decriminalizes marijuana possession
Sept 18, 2019
By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The city of Chamblee is the 11th local government in Georgia to decriminalize the possession of marijuana.
The City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night eliminating the possibility of jail time and severely reducing the fine for possessing one ounce or less of weed. An adult caught with marijuana by a Chamblee police officer will be cited and fined $75 for their first offense, according to the ordinance. That charge can be paid online and a court date isn’t required.