The news spread quickly on social and news media.
From UGAsports.com : Georgia Bulldog sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield was booked into the Athens Clark County jail at 3:33 a.m. ET on two misdemeanor marijuana charges early Monday morning. He was released on on bond approximately 30 minutes later.
Georgia CARE Project will be participating in the following event:
ACLU “By the People” Marijuana Reform Lobby Day & Press Conference (Call 404-271-9061 for more info)
When: Tuesday – January 21, 2014 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Georgia State Capitol – Coverdell Legislative Office Building (CLOB) Located on Mitchell Street, Room 605 Atlanta, GA 30334
Why: ACLU Lobbying Training Session 9:00 am / NORML Press Conference 1:00 pm
Details: Peachtree / Georgia NORML will be hosting a press conference to release recent information concerning marijuana law reform issues in Georgia. The media and public is encouraged to attend this historic news event.
The press conference will start promptly at 1:30pm Washington Street side. Dress (appropriately) as if you are going to court or a job interview. Please bring your I.D. to get into the Capitol.
The rally hosted by Georgia C.A.R.E. Project and the Athens C.A.R.E. affiliate drew 25 protesters to send a message that Athens-Clarke County can decriminalize less than one ounce of cannabis by using citations rather than arresting “offenders”. Georgia C.A.R.E. Project director James Bell spoke later that night before the mayor and commission meeting.