If Clarkston city law relaxing marijuana penalties passes, it may pave way for similar one in Athens

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 12.12.47 PM7/12/16–Leaders for the city of Clarkston in DeKalb County will vote on a precedent setting piece of legislation, drug which would make the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a ticket-only offense with penalties potentially being as trivial as a $5 fine. Those in Athens are also attempting to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Laws that make marijuana possession a ticket-only offense have become more prevalent in the past few years as many cities have created ordinances similar to Clarkston’s potential marijuana law. Read