The city of Clarkston, known for its diversity and progressive politics, could become the first city in Georgia to decriminalize marijuana. The city is moving forward on a new policy that would allow police to issue fines rather than arrest those in possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.
The fight over religious liberty legislation is far from over.
Today a coalition of nine religious groups spoke out at the State Capitol against Governor Nathan Deal’s decision to veto a ‘religious freedom’ bill. The groups called on conservative Georgians to join the fight for religious liberty.
A coalition of religious leaders is protesting against campus carry legislation in Georgia. The anti-gun violence group Outcry held a rally on the steps of Atlanta’s Central Presbyterian Church on Monday.
Some members of the Georgia business community are reacting to the expanded “religious liberty” bill that made it through the state legislature Wednesday. The “Free Exercise Protection Act,” HB 757, would allow faith-based organizations to deny services to same-sex couples.
A bill allowing more patients to use Medical Marijuana easily passed the Georgia House today. The legislation was stripped of major provisions last week after intense debate.
The bill originally sought to allow in-state cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Georgia, but it was gutted by legislators who said it wasn’t practical. Representative Allen Peake, the bill’s sponsor, says he’s disappointed the bill didn’t do more.