The proposal failed last month before being approved Wednesday in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Emma Darnell voted against the measure, while Commissioners Liz Hausmann and Lee Morris did not vote.
Under the new ordinance, people in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana would not be subject to jail time and would be fined a maximum of $75. The fine could increase on subsequent offenses, and by the fifth offense, someone would be fined at least $500 and could be subject to 60 days in jail. Violators can also be ordered into drug treatment. For those under 21, it can happen after a first offense; for those over 21, it can happen after the third.
Fulton Industrial is bordered by Atlanta and South Fulton. In Atlanta, the fine for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is $75. In South Fulton, it's $150.
In Georgia, the cities of Clarkston and Savannah have also decriminalized marijuana. Under state law, the punishment is a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.