Johns Creek officials disagreed on decriminalization of marijuana
during a Monday meeting. City Council members opposed to a reduced
penalty for simple possession said they were concerned that marijuana
is a gateway to more dangerous drugs.
Council members Chris Coughlin, Erin Elwood and Stephanie Endres
proposed that a person in possession of less than one ounce of
cannabis face no jail time and a fine of not more than $75.
The current fine for simple possession is up to one year in prison and
a $1,000 fine.
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