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Higher Standards is a high-end, NYC-based smoke shop that opened in Atlanta this spring. The move seems strategic as they establish themselves as the mature spot to score.
While low-THC cannabis oil has been legal for use by people with certain medical conditions for the past few years, it's essentially been impossible for those patients to obtain the oil legally. A new law signed by Governor Brian Kemp is set to help change that, but there's still a lot to sort out.
CBD products are popping up everywhere, including coffees, teas, and cocktails here in Atlanta. The hemp-derived substance won't get you high, but some swear by it for relaxation, or just as a fun, new drink ingredient.
In a 5-2 vote, the South Fulton city council agreed to lighten the punishment for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a maximum of a $150 fine with no jail time—making the punishment for pot possession more akin to a traffic citation. After Clarkston and Atlanta, this makes South Fulton the third city in metro Atlanta to reduce the penalty for possessing a small amount of pot.
Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to pass legislation that will decrease penalties for less than an ounce of marijuana possession. But misinformation about the law started spreading as soon as the vote was passed. Here's every question you have about the new ordinance, answered.
HB1 is perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t do: permit the cultivation of cannabis in Georgia. This creates a dilemma for the very people it was designed to help: You can now possess cannabis oil for your medical condition, but because you’ll have to purchase it out-of-state, you’ll be breaking federal law by crossing state lines to bring it home.