Title 36, Chapter 32, Section 6
(a) The municipal court of any municipality is granted jurisdiction
to try and dispose of cases where a person is charged with the
possession of one ounce or less of marijuana if the offense occurred
within the corporate limits of such municipality. The jurisdiction
of any such court shall be concurrent with the jurisdiction of any
other courts within the county having jurisdiction to try and
dispose of such cases.
(b) Any fines and forfeitures arising from the prosecution of such
cases shall be retained by the municipality and shall be paid into
the treasury of such municipality.
(c) Any defendant charged with possession of an ounce or less of
marijuana in a municipal court shall be entitled on request to have
the case against him or her transferred to the court having general
misdemeanor jurisdiction in the county wherein the alleged offense
(d) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to give any
municipality the right to impose a fine or punish by imprisonment in
excess of the limits as set forth in the municipality's charter.