Georgia Bill Would Eliminate Felony Charges for Marijuana Possession

Georgia Bill Would Eliminate Felony Charges for Marijuana Possession

ATLANTA, GA — A bill has been filed in Georgia that would eliminate the possibility of felony charges for marijuana possession offenses in the state.

If passed, Senate Bill 254, introduced by state Sen. Harold Jones II (D-Augusta), would amend the state’s criminal code so that no marijuana possession offense could be classified as a felony offense.

Nearly a dozen states already have similar laws on the books, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

Currently, Georgia law classifies any…

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