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Tamar Hallerman

Prosecutor on Clarkston’s pot decriminalization effort: No way

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Under a bill proposed by Republican state Rep. Dwight Kay, medical marijuana products in Illinois would be required to carry warning labels about possible side effects. Kay says the goal is to treat medical marijuana like other prescription drugs that warn patients about possible adverse effects. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants in the “Flower Room” at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

We told you yesterday about Clarkston’s push to become the first city in Georgia to decriminalize marijuana, but the one of the state’s leading law enforcement advocates had this to say about the effort: No way.

Our colleague Kristina Torres spoke with Chuck Spahos, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia:

“The only thing I can say about that is no municipal government has the authority to decriminalize anything that the Georgia General Assembly and federal government still say is a crime,” he said.

Read Torres’ full story here.