Clarkston Mayor ready to Decriminalize Marijuana

As things went south for all of the introduced marijuana legislation this year again, many local municipalities are thinking out of the box.  The first to announce a plan to refocus police resources comes out of Clarkston. Mayor Ted Terry says it is time to decriminalize less than an ounce of marijuana.  He believes a standing Georgia law referred to as "Home Law" gives his city the power to do so.  He wishes to try something new that they believe will make their community safer.  It will free up police to focus on violent crime.

It seems that the vote will be in May, if it passes Clarkston will be the first city to decriminalize small amounts in Georgia.

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Sharon is a wife, mother, caregiver, business owner and life long resident of Georgia. Her eyes were opened when her family was traumatized by the “War on Drugs”, she uses her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educate others on the direct and indirect harms of prohibition and how it affects us all.

Sharon has been a guest on numerous radio stations across the country as well as local and regional TV news affiliates. As well as LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produces a segment on highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.

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  1. Pam Franklin

    I agree. I am going thru the same type senerio. I reside in grady county and am being Harrassed and profiled. Latest; pulled over for “failure to maintain lane”, an all time classic, Possesion <oz (3G tops). Arrested with only one option for a bondsman that I could call(what?). My Civil rights were violated and bondsman refused to come (too long get into) I Had to get property bond next day. The office at time of my release said to me and my witness that the reason I was pulled over was that I was reportedly smoking marijuana. Then why the ticket Failure maintain lane? So wrong. Oh, I socialize with african Americans and have been see with them. The police follow me and pull in behind and sit there. I've been pull over and 6-8 (all white)some uniforms & some kaki surround my car as in being breathelized put one foot in bumper and just look at me. Lot more to this. I wanna fight. But I'm unemployed. Help please. I have court May 4th