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Jackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk

Jackson’s ordinance is modeled after the marijuana decriminalization ordinance passed last October in Atlanta, Georgia – Ordinance 17-O-1152. Authored by then City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Atlanta’s decriminalization ordinance makes the possession of under one ounce of marijuana a non-arrestable offense and lowers the fine to a maximum ticket of $75. As in Georgia, under current Mississippi …

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