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.

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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