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Decriminalization of marijuana proposed for one DeKalb County city

Athens-Clarke County recently reduced the penalty as well.

STONECREST, Ga. — City council in Stonecrest could decide whether or not to decriminalize marijuana in the DeKalb County city.

A new proposed ordinance would make possession of less than an ounce of the drug punishable by a simple citation.

Other local governments recently moved to decriminalize marijuana themselves.

Just last week, Athens-Clarke County reduced the penalty for less than an ounce to just a $1 fine.

Similarly, the city of Stonecrest hopes the proposed ordinance would cut down on those serving jail time for the offense.

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