Atlanta Mayor Signs Ordinance to Decriminalize Marijuana

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that he signed the legislation, while the Atlanta City Council Twitter account incorrectly said the mayor vetoed it.

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October 11, 2017
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ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday morning that he signed the city council ordinance decriminalizing marijuana.

He made the announcement on the Ryan Cameron show saying he signed the ordinance at 6:24 p.m. yesterday. Reed said they had a signing ceremony planned to include the politicians who played a roll in the legislation.

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Reed's communications director also tweeted that the mayor endorsed mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Wednesday morning began with a tweet from the official Atlanta City Council twitter account saying that the mayor vetoed the ordinance.

They later recalled that tweet saying it was a mistake. According to Atlanta City Council Communications employee Tony Gomez, "Apparently our new over-zealous social media person tweeted the wrong thing."

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