Make it legal to be able to grow it but still illegal to possess. So basically if you wanna grow your on for personal at home use. But if your caught riding around with it your ass is going to jail
'Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath. "
Unless you just inhaled marijuana. in that case hold your breath as long as you can. hold that shit in for as long as possible.
On Thursday, October 9th, this ministry will become the 1st Dispensary authorized in Georgia law. We will be making that Public Announcement after the Georgia Composite Medical Board Meeting at 2 Peachtree Street NE on the 36th floor at 7:30 am in Agenda item: Declaration of Universal Medical Health Care Emergency. This state of Medical Health Care Emergency to be declared by the Established Church of Georgia, Statute of 1758 provides for the registration and licensed ID cards for Patients and their Caregivers. Also as provided by current law, will be the issuance of Plant Tags for Patients and Caregivers. Don't miss 'it' be there!
See the poll numbers for where Georgia Citizens stand on all forms of marijuana law reform. Call you legislators running in November and find out where they stand before you vote. http://www.peachtreenorml.org/pollresults/
the above posts are right. I will put it more clearly, before you legalize pot you must first determine whose pocket you're putting your hand in. between the local police, pharmaceutical companies, and organized crime, it's more profitable as it is. all of these will lose when pot is legal. please don't act like you don't know that..
Of course voters aren't ready. I mean, the 40% of the country that actually votes has been blown away with false propaganda since Reefer Madness and always been told to have faith and not question authority. Now suddenly, their leaders are trying to tell them:
"OOPS, we were not necessarily wrong but, science says weed cures seizures, glaucoma and cancer. Of course, you are should still to listen to your "real" doctor and get chemo therapy so, why on Earth would you vote to legalize the only actual cure to anything? Remember. This is Satan's deception and scientists want to teach your children about the lies of evolution."
All the while, the remaining 58% of the country apathetic to the voting system under the false pretense that, "My vote does not matter." IS toking up hard core behind closed doors and pretending they don't even know what Marijuana is.
The other 2% are in NORML.
Who are these people to tell everyone in the state what they are ready for? I'm pretty sure the politicians were put in office to do what we tell them to do. Not what you think we all need or don't need.
As a member and long time financial supporter of NORML and as an activist who personally knows Alan, the next time i see him I am going to tear him a new asshole.
With a flippant comment, he has dismissed the decades of efforts from any grass roots groups (including Peachtree NORML) as basically useless in GA.
Thanks. Thanks a fucking lot. I think we will take it from here, NORML.
Atlanta, GA- On September 8, 2014, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will be signing a new bill into law, legalizing medicinal and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 or older. Bill HB 2312 will go into effect January 1, 2015. Georgia is the first southern state to legalize any recreational drug. The state of Georgia is expected to profit $50 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. A state tax of 11% will be implemented on sales. In addition to the profit in tax revenue, with the legalization of the drug Georgia is expected add more than 5,000 job openings ranging from farmers to dispensary agents.
We all know the Cobb County PD are against this. They thrive off arresting anyone with so much as a roach in their possession. It's all about money to them.
Georgia will be one of the last states to ever approve recreational marijuana use. It will take at least 40 other states successfully implementing it before these idiots will come around on the idea.
"Voters legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado in a 2012 ballot initiative. And California's broad medical access — but not full legalization — stems from a 1996 voter referendum. In both places, enough public signatures will put any question on a ballot. But in Georgia, citizens cannot put any question on the ballot themselves."
and that ladies and gents is the problem
Agreed Mark, there is a whole industry involved with locking up users. but it is local jurisdictions that decide their own priorities and at this level you can see how much they depend on marijuana arrests. its a funding mechanism and the people they are screwing over have no voice.
i think it sucks that we don't have recalls or referendums in this state. if we could get one on the ballot, i'm sure we could get at least medical marijuana passed.
"There is one group that is adamantly against legalization or decriminalization. The pigs. Weed gives them the authority to lockup a large percent of the poor population."
I suspect a lot of police officers would rather go after real criminals. It is big business (prison industry, pharmaceutical companies, large distilleries etc) who are the real impediment to legalization as well as the rightwingers who use criminal records as a way to deny voting rights.
There is one group that is adamantly against legalization or decriminalization. The pigs. Weed gives them the authority to lockup a large percent of the poor population.
Just a few hundred miles away, recreational marijuana is legal, marketed and the state has become a tourist destination. Meanwhile, in Georgia, carrying the same amount deemed legal in Colorado will garner punishment in this state. It baffles me.
Criminal marijuana prohibition is a failure. Over 20 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana offenses since 1965. The time has come to amend criminal prohibition and replace it with a system of legalization, taxation, regulation, and education.
Wait, doesn't it work better when you hold your breath?
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