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 C.A.R.E. Project announces dates for H.E.M.P. Tour October 2015 (Hemp End Marijuana Prohibition). More dates to be announced. Want to host an event in your town?
Help End Marijuana Prohibition – Georgia H.E.M.P. Tour 2015
September 30 – 7:00 pm– 3rd Anniversary Georgia C.A.R.E. Project
Mellow Mushroom -Peachtree St. – Live Music “The Daily Miracle”
Pay your way – Donations Accepted – T-Shirts $10.00
October 11 – 11:00 am – Atlanta Pride Parade – Host LP of GA
Civic Center MARTA Station – Step Off 1:00 pm
FREE – Bring Banners/Signs Supporting Legalization
October 12 – 1:00-3:00 pm – GA. C.A.R.E. Project Fundraiser – Host, Liberty America
“Athens Pizza” 1341 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033
$25 Unlimited Pizza, Salad, Soft Drinks
October 19 – 6:00 pm – GCSU / Campus / Area Affiliate Meeting
Meet-Up – Organize – Network (TBA)
231 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061
October 24 – 4:00 pm – Athens Ga. Meet-Up – Host, Athens C.A.R.E. Project
295 1/2 E Broad St, Athens, Georgia
Live Music – Speakers – Network
October 27 – 6:00-9:00 pm Hogansville / LaGrange / West Point Meet-Up
Hunter’s Bar & Grill 1875 East Main Street Hogansville, GA
Pay your way – Donations Welcomed
October 28 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – U. of West Georgia / Carrollton (TBA)
1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
October 29 – Kennesaw State University (TBA)
1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
More than 150 University of Georgia students attended a forum on marijuana decriminalization last night hosted by Georgia C.A.R.E. affiliate Athens C.A.R.E.. Organized by Josh Wayne and his team, the students heard from various cannabis reform activists on plans to lobby for reform in the city of Athens and the state of Georgia. Georgia C.A.R.E. director James Bell said the event was a huge success and was happy with the reception from students.
“Our goal is to make cannabis reform a real issue to students. This is not a pipe dream. It’s a real effort run by real people who want real change. We are not criminals and the citizen of Georgia should not be treated as criminals”, Bell said.
This is Athens C.A.R.E.’s second year on campus and the movement continues to grow. More events are planned in the future