First Slice: Atlanta decriminalizes weed

Plus: RIP Tom Petty

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IN THE WEEDS: Last night, City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana within the ATL.

That’s weed-erful: The vote to decriminalize marijuana in Atlanta passed unanimously yesterday anyone caught with less than an ounce will receive a $75 fine and no jail time.

Plus: City Council also voted unanimously to direct funds from the $51 million Homeless Opportunity Project to help homeless LGBTQ teens.

I guess we were all going to die anyway, but damn: If you get your health insurance through the exchange, you’re probably going to be paying more next year. Carriers in Georgia have upped prices, worried that the federal government won’t pay out important subsidies that help with our out-of-pocket costs.

In the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack in Las Vegas where 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured, here’s a reminder of how super gun-friendly Georgia is.

Cheers to the guy who helps us remember what a graceful leader looks like: Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for the Obama administration and master of Instagram shade, is in town today for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography lecture series.

Heartbreaking: RIP Tom Petty.