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Atlanta mayor calls for shielding records of low-level marijuana offenses

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms is ordering that records of minor marijuana possession charges be restricted from employers’ background checks and other “public view.” Her administrative order, issued Dec. 16, includes offenses of possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana. It also covers offenses under a law repealed 12 years ago that criminalized being […]