Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry says he wants his City Council to decriminalize the usage of marijuana. That idea is shot down by Chuck Spahos, the executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia. “The only thing I can say about that is no municipal government has the authority to decriminalize anything that the Georgia General Assembly and federal government still say is a crime… State law and federal law will still apply to the citizens within the municipality.” That view is echoed by attorneys of all political stripes, so the permissive mayor’s proposal is SINKING….

 

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