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Chamblee reduces marijuana penalty for one ounce possession to fine

City becomes latest in Georgia to pass a decriminalization ordinance.

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — The city of Chamblee decriminalized possession of ounce or less of marijuana in a unanimous City Council vote, according to the city's public relations officer.

Ordinance 2574 will impose a flat fine of $75 in lieu of any criminal penalty.

The legislation was crafted based on similar ordinances already passed in Atlanta, Savannah, Macon and other Georgia municipalities.

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