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Old 12-16-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an administrative order Monday that will restrict public access to court records of people convicted of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana..."

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...TRn0MgI8sd7GJ/

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Old 12-16-2019, 03:38 PM
 
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Wrong direction. Today is the 5th day in a row that I've smell the STRONG smell of pot coming from the car ahead of me. I have zero doubt that the increase in traffic congestion (everywhere) outpaces growth due to the liberalization of drugs. I've noticed a particularly sharp increase in traffic in Atlanta since Atlanta began this pseudo-decriminalization of pot. If the police just ran K9 units down each stopped line of traffic, they'd take hundreds of druggies off the road and reduce congestion.
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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^Is this a ****post or are you serious?
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an administrative order Monday that will restrict public access to court records of people convicted of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana..."

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...TRn0MgI8sd7GJ/

SOURCE: AJC
This is a step in the right direction. A lot of people with such a conviction have trouble getting jobs. You can't pay court costs, among the many other things if you can't land a job/lose the current one you have.
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Wrong direction. Today is the 5th day in a row that I've smell the STRONG smell of pot coming from the car ahead of me. I have zero doubt that the increase in traffic congestion (everywhere) outpaces growth due to the liberalization of drugs. I've noticed a particularly sharp increase in traffic in Atlanta since Atlanta began this pseudo-decriminalization of pot. If the police just ran K9 units down each stopped line of traffic, they'd take hundreds of druggies off the road and reduce congestion.



That's discrimination. Do you know how many pill poppers are high as a kite but aren't busted for DUI? It's very clear who is affected by the criminalization of marijuana.

Back to the issue at hand, possession of any drug ought to be treated as a public health concern handled by doctors, psychiatrists, etc., and not the criminal justice system.
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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Wrong direction. Today is the 5th day in a row that I've smell the STRONG smell of pot coming from the car ahead of me. I have zero doubt that the increase in traffic congestion (everywhere) outpaces growth due to the liberalization of drugs. I've noticed a particularly sharp increase in traffic in Atlanta since Atlanta began this pseudo-decriminalization of pot. If the police just ran K9 units down each stopped line of traffic, they'd take hundreds of druggies off the road and reduce congestion.
If folks have to smoke pot, I wish they would do it at home where it doesn't impact anybody else.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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Wrong direction. Today is the 5th day in a row that I've smell the STRONG smell of pot coming from the car ahead of me. I have zero doubt that the increase in traffic congestion (everywhere) outpaces growth due to the liberalization of drugs. I've noticed a particularly sharp increase in traffic in Atlanta since Atlanta began this pseudo-decriminalization of pot. If the police just ran K9 units down each stopped line of traffic, they'd take hundreds of druggies off the road and reduce congestion.
And then traffic would get 10x worse because all of the cops would pull people over and not get over on the side the of the road.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:49 PM
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an administrative order Monday that will restrict public access to court records of people convicted of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana..."

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...TRn0MgI8sd7GJ/

SOURCE: AJC
Someone she knows get busted?
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:54 AM
 
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Someone she knows get busted?

There are countries that chose to decriminalize and invest in substance use disorder/prevention programs and their addiction rates are much lower than ours. We chose to criminalize and now look at where we are. Most countries that have humane drug policies have decriminalized drugs AND treat it like a public health issue. They also allow proper research to be conducted on drugs for potential medicinal use.
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Old 12-19-2019, 10:08 AM
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There are countries that chose to decriminalize and invest in substance use disorder/prevention programs and their addiction rates are much lower than ours. We chose to criminalize and now look at where we are. Most countries that have humane drug policies have decriminalized drugs AND treat it like a public health issue. They also allow proper research to be conducted on drugs for potential medicinal use.
The sudden timing and the mayor's order as opposed to getting something through city council just smells bad.
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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