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A Few Notes on Roadblocks

A Few Notes on Holiday Roadblocks Every holiday season, Georgia sees a spike in DUI arrests. This is due in part to widespread use of police roadblocks. Different agencies may call them different things – DUI Checkpoints, Vehicle Safety Checkpoints, etc. But the way the function is basically the same:  police stop every vehicle and check […]

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Guilty Until Proven Innocent? In the past week or so, the story of the woman who was held in jail for three months after Monroe County deputies mistook cotton candy in her vehicle for methamphetamines has been all over the news.  This story provides valuable insight into the Georgia criminal justice system and the importance […]

Georgia Marijuana Laws

Georgia’s marijuana laws:  “Decriminalization” and what it means The law can be confusing, especially since there are so many overlapping laws.  This is especially true when these overlapping laws conflict with each other.  For example, when you are located in, for example, the City of Newnan, you are subject to the laws of Newnan, the laws […]

Medical Marijuana And What It Means for Georgia Drivers

Last week, Governor Deal signed into law a new bill that expands the number of Georgians who are able to legally use cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions.  Click here to read to full text of the bill as it was signed into law.  Cannabis oil has been legal for a very small number […]


Georgia has seen an economic boon in recent years, as companies flock to the metro area and local populations continue to soar. Despite these changes, one thing remains the same: the ongoing battle over marijuana in Georgia and its legality (or illegality). There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation about marijuana legalization and decriminalization. Though […]