Georgia has decriminalized marijuana use, but it’s probably not the Georgia that you were expecting. On Nov. 30, 2017, the Constitutional Court for the Republic of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, ruled that it is unconstitutional to prosecute individuals for using marijuana, effectively decriminalizing use of the substance and potentially paving the way for full legalization.
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ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaInvestor Magazine (www.cannainvestormag.com), the leading industry investment magazine for cannabis investors, analysts, executives, entrepreneurs, and financial media, features three private companies in its November 2017 magazine issue (https://joom.ag/G1SL) — Healing Budz, Inc., Blue Cord Farms, Inc., and 500 N 3rd St., LLC.
On Oct. 10, 2017, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed into law Ordinance 17-O-1152, an ordinance that reduces the penalties for simple marijuana possession.
ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Upon the announcement of the signing of legislation today by Mayor Kasim Reed to reclassify Atlanta’s marijuana laws, Kwanza Hall stated the following: “We should all thank the Mayor for his willingness to sign this ordinance into law.”
ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Monday afternoon, after two hours of debate amongst the city council members – the Atlanta city council voted unanimously 15-0 to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152. This legislation makes the possession of marijuana under one ounce a non-arrestable offense and lowers the fine to a maximum ticket of $75.
After months of local and committee debate, Atlanta marijuana decriminalization is now a reality in Georgia’s capital. The Atlanta City Council approved the decriminalization ordinance on Oct. 2, 2017, reducing the penalty of simple marijuana possession from a $1,000 fine and up to six months in prison to a $75 fine and no imprisonment.
ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense.
ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Kwanza Hall is working to build city-wide support for passage of legislation he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that would dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense.
On Sept. 26, 2017, in Georgia, the Atlanta Public Safety Committee voted 3-1 in favor of a cannabis decriminalization ordinance that would reduce the penalty for cannabis possession.
ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After a fifteen-month effort, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall has successfully taken the first steps to pass legislation making possession of marijuana less than an ounce a non-jailable offense.
ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms.
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 1,500 people will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, October 11 – 14 for DPA’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference (#Reform17) at the Omni Atlanta Hotel @ CNN Center to discuss these issues and much more.
ATLANTA, GA, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaConsumer Magazine announced today that it has published its June / July 2017 issue of the CannaConsumer Magazine. In this issue, learn about Paul Himmelstein and his passion for providing many types of insurance for cannabis consumers.
ATLANTA, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BLACK Marijuana Magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of its new magazine on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. We invite all African American recreational cannabis consumers to subscribe at www.blackmjmagazine.com.
More than 100 new patients have received permission to use access the medical marijuana law in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1,800 less than three years after the state began the program.
Georgia’s capital city is once again thinking about decriminalizing marijuana within city limits. According to an update by Peachtree NORML, the Atlanta City Council will take a vote Ordinance 17-O-1152, an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana, on May 15, 2017.
On May 9, 2017, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16, a medical cannabis expansion bill that adds six new conditions to the list of conditions that qualify for low-thc oil in the state.
Rep. Allen Peake, a state congressman in Georgia, has begun distributing medical marijuana oil to qualifying patients within the state. Although Georgia legalized low-THC medical marijuana in 2015, there is no legal method for patients to obtain it, which prompted Peake to take action.
Coinciding with the national marijuana holiday of 4/20, a notorious marijuana prohibitionist blasted efforts to legalize marijuana nationwide while speaking at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, Georgia.
On April 18, 2017, members of the Atlanta City Council withdrew their support from Ordinance 17-O-1152, a statute that would have decriminalized marijuana in Georgia’s captial. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the council opted to refer the ordinance to the Public Safety Committee.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the Atlanta City Council failed to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152, which would have decriminalized marijuana in the city. After hearing from many Atlanta residents the ordinance was referred to the Public Safety Committee for a further review in a 10-4 vote.
On March 28, 2017, the Georgia House approved Senate Bill 16, a bill that would increase the number of conditions eligible for receiving medical marijuana oil as treatment.
The political debate over marijuana enforcement has split Atlanta residents, but now a new proposal may be getting a red light. City council members are ready to move on a proposal which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but signaling out of City Hall may put an end to that movement.
On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 65, which would expand the number of qualifying conditions covered by the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
A Georgia Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
Americans are gearing up for one of the biggest Sunday events of the year: Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, where the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Public health officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,300 patients have qualified for Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.
For years, Georgia lawmakers have debated the merits of medical marijuana and the discussion will continue this year.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary, Kannaway LLC, the first hemp lifestyle network to offer cannabidiol (CBD) hemp botanical products, is holding an exclusive Red Carpet Event in Atlanta, Ga., this weekend.
The phones at the Georgia Department of Public Health no longer ring off the hook with people calling to find doctors or asking questions about how the state’s medical marijuana registry works.
Georgia Republican Dale Jackson, chair of the state party’s Third District, is heading to the GOP National Convention in Cleveland in hopes of convincing party officials to include an endorsement of medical marijuana in the party’s platform.
DALLAS, June 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that the Company has engaged Carter, Terry & Company, a full-service investment brokerage, investment banking, asset management, and banking services firm.
On June 4, 2016, a cannabis oil resolution was endorsed by the Georgia GOP State Convention in Augusta. The resolution requires that the Georgia General Assembly figure out how parents in Georgia can access cannabis oil, which was legalized in the state on March 27, 2015.
In Georgia, one small city hopes to be the first in the state to decriminalize the possession of marijuana.
In Georgia, a state lawmaker is making a last ditch effort to expand the state’s medical marijuana laws.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Georgia Sen. Harold Jones II pre-filed legislation that would eliminate felony marijuana possession in the state.
Georgia Rep. Allen Peake has announced his plans to reintroduce a bill into the legislature that would allow CBD-only marijuana to be grown in the state for medicinal purposes.
In Georgia on Dec. 9, 2o15, a blue ribbon panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal rejected a proposal to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
DALLAS, October 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USMJ) today announced the first AmeriCanna Café licensee. The Company launched its AmeriCanna Café business in June this year in conjunction with the acquisition of a CityBlends Café to jumpstart a nationwide rollout of a cannabis beverage café chain.
Cannabis stocks were under pressure today. News flow was light and so was the overall interest. Friday, anyone?
Today, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law HB 1, a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana oil for patients suffering from debilitating conditions.
Medical marijuana advocates scored a small victory in Atlanta on Friday as the Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved an amended version of House Bill 1, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia.
While it is an extremely small step, Georgia has made some progress on medical marijuana legislation. The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 1 on February 25, 2015.
The victories won in the 2014 election have sent a signal to legislators across the country that marijuana is coming and many lawmakers want to get ahead of the trend before a ballot initiative beats them to it.
Headlines were made over the weekend as Georgia media outlets reported that Gov. Nathan Deal would support House Bill 1, which would legalize CBD-only medical marijuana in Georgia.
There is nothing sweeter than a Georgia peach; and if state Sen. Curt Thompson gets his way, that peach may start to taste a whole lot sweeter.
Deal suggests that Georgia takes time out before the next legislative session to do clinical research in a controlled environment. One plan involves teaming a commercial drug manufacturer with George Regents University. The other is to allow the academics to use cannabis oil procured legally from the National Institute on Drug Abuse based at the University of Mississippi.