Decriminalization of Marijuana in Johns Creek, Georgia
The municipal city of Johns Creek has taken steps to decriminalize marijuana possession according to this article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Public officials in favor of the municipal ordinance want to decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Those who have less than an ounce of marijuana would face no jail time and a maximum of a $75 dollar fine.
The current simple possession of marijuana ordinance is up to one-year in jail and up to a $1,000 dollar fine. It is important to note that this change would not legalize marijuana. The State of Georgia does not allow for cities to legalize the possession of marijuana and you could still face State or Federal charges depending on whether you were arrested by State police, on Federal property, or if you were charged with a felony count as well.