In this Sept. 27, 2016, photo, different strains of marijuana are displayed in West Salem Cannabis, a marijuana shop in Salem, Oregon. The state is among those that has legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, file)
Photo: Andrew Selsky
Photo: Andrew Selsky

Q&A on the News

Q: New apartment buildings have opened on Colonial Homes Drive and parking is taking up an entire lane of a narrow two-lane street. What is the city going to do about the parking situation on that road?

— Alan Giles, Atlanta

A: On-street parking is allowed for both residents and visitors on Colonial Homes Drive, a spokeswoman with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office told Q&A on the News in an email.

Colonial Homes Drive recently was narrowed at Peachtree Road.

“Atlanta encourages on-street parking on many of our streets to help reduce speeding on residential streets, support local businesses, provide convenient parking for residential guests and increase the comfort of our sidewalks for people walking,” she wrote.

Colonial Homes Drive is off of Peachtree Road, just north of Brookwood Square shopping center.

Q: In the recent election, there were several states that had marijuana questions for either legalization for recreation or medical use. What is the status of those decisions?

— David Dickey, Dallas

A: Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana use by adults.

Those states joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, which had previously legalized marijuana for adult recreational use.

It’s also legal in the District of Columbia.

Maine is planning a recount after the marijuana measure passed by only 4,073 votes (less than 1 percent) in the state, the Portland (Maine) Press Herald reported.

Arizona voters defeated a proposition for adult recreational use.

Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota voters approved medicinal marijuana use.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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