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Movement Launched To Modernize Georgia's Marijuana Laws

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Site Admin

 A campaign to decriminalize marijuana in Georgia was launched Monday at the State Capitol.

The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education (Georgia C.A.R.E. Project) held a news conference urging legislators to include Georgia's antiquated marijuana laws in their undergoing reform of the state's criminal justice system, reports MyFoxAtlanta.

James Bell of Georgia CARE said the state's effort to stop filling prisons with nonviolent offenders should include the marijuana laws.

According to Bell, CARE wants lawmakers to modernize the state's medical marijuana law and make use of an already existing state law that taxes cannabis.

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