A first and critical step in Atlanta, Georgia’s fight for cannabis reform was finalized yesterday, with a unanimous decision from the Atlanta City Council to decriminalize marijuana possession for up to one ounce of pot. The legislation has now been passed on to Mayor Kasim Reed, who is expected to sign the cannabis reform later this week. Even before Reed puts pen to paper, though, cannabis advocates and Atlanta residents are already hailing the successful City Council vote as the start of a much larger marijuana reform effort.
Almost immediately after the City Council filed their unanimous support for decriminalization, some of ATL’s most noteworthy musicians and celebrities took to social media to voice support for their city and appreciation for the Council members’ progressive action.
In a congratulatory Instagram post, Atlanta rapper, outspoken political activist and cannabis lover, Killer Mike spoke about the positive effects that ending widespread cannabis arrests will have on the city’s unfairly persecuted black youth.
“With 93% of arrests being young black men Y’all have truly showed Black Lives, Future and Freedom matters.” Killer…