An effort to reduce penalties for marijuana possession has stalled in Atlanta.
The City Council decided it wasn’t ready to vote on the legislation Monday.
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The ordinance from council member Kwanza Hall has been in the works for months. It would make less than an ounce of marijuana possession a fine-only offense.
That is, under Atlanta law.
What still worried council members, like Keisha Lance Bottoms, was that stiff penalties would remain under state law.