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Gwinnett County Commissioner Kirkland Carden discusses a proposed change to a county ordinance that would have decriminalized possession of an ounce or less of marijuana on Tuesday. The county commission rejected the change in a 2-3 vote, but then voted 3-2 to table a final decision until next month.

Gwinnett County commissioners voted to hold off on making a final decision about a proposed change to a county ordinance that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana on Tuesday.

The proposed change, which would have meant a person who possessed an ounce or less of marijuana could avoid going to jail for the crime, was initially rejected by commissioners in a 3-2 vote, but the board then voted 3-2 to table the issue until early December.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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John Thomas

Postponed again? - Kicking an issue down the road is the same as killing it. - It's insane that our "leaders" are so afraid of the truth that science and widespread experience have shown marijuana has no significant harms. - Hence, every person who chooses near harmless marijuana over addictive, very harmful alcohol, improves their health significantly - as well as the lives of their family and community.

We don't just allow alcohol use. We CELEBRATE it. - In wine festivals, Oktoberfests, craft brewing events, etc. -- If we can have all these celebrations of alcohol, we don't need to worry that stopping the persecution of consumers of near harmless marijuana is going to be a bad influence on anyone.

Start making sense.

xphactor

Well said John!

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