Georgia: Legislation Pending to Defelonize Marijuana possession Offenses

Action Alert!

Legislation is pending in the Senate, SB 105, to reduce felony marijuana possession offenses to a fine-only misdemeanor.

Under state law, the possession of over one ounce of marijuana is classified as a felony offense — punishable by a minimum of one year in jail and up to ten years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Senate Bill 105 would reduce this penalty to a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $300.
“SB 105 fits squarely with Georgia’s criminal justice reform efforts,” the sponsor stated in a press release. “Georgia has made great strides, but there is still much room to improve in the way that we treat drug offenses. This bill does not impair public safety, but will save many Georgians from having their lives destroyed from a felony conviction. It is my sincere hope that SB 105 can receive bipartisan support and will become law in Georgia.”
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About Author

Ted Metz is a working activist and is involved as a member, founder or Board Member of many activist organizations. In 2015, he organized a coalition of watchdog groups that successfully killed a bill to legalize No Knock Search Warrants in Georgia. His activism includes taking simple possession of cannabis off of Georgia’s felony list, as well as expanding medical cannabis laws and to allow cultivation. Ted has been involved in politics as a Precinct and District Chair and as a Campaign manager or Staff member for several candidates. Ted is a skilled web developer, graphics designer, writer, videographer, U.S. Veteran and patriot. He is also a Chartered Senior Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University.

(2) Comments

  1. Linda

    It needs to be passed!!!

  2. Christie Berry

    Ga high school student with straight a grade average gets scholarship suspended for minor possession of marijuana. Law officials offer her a chance to keep scholarship with essay. School refuses and suspends scholarship ultimately. Murray County Ga 3-27-17!

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