Nashville Lawmakers Vote 32 to 4 to Decriminalize Cannabis

Nashville Lawmakers Vote 32 to 4 to Decriminalize Cannabis

nashvilleA Nashville measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has received initial approval from the Metro City Council. The vote was 32 to 4.

Under the proposed law, the possession of up to a half an ounce of cannabis would no longer result in a criminal charge or jail time, instead being reduced to a $50 civil penalty or 10 hours community service. Under current law the possession of even one gram of cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.

The measure – introduced by Councilmember Dave Rosenberg – must be approved through two more readings before being being sent to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee with a population of around 630,000.

5 Comments

  • herbwarrior420
    August 17, 2016

    looks like the 4 who voted nay need to be replaced.

  • JOHN WATSON
    September 2, 2016

    A Nashville measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has received initial approval from the Metro City Council. The vote was 32 to 4.
    Under the proposed law, the possession of up to a half an ounce of cannabis would no longer result in a criminal charge or jail time, instead being reduced to a $50 civil penalty or 10 hours community service. Under current law the possession of even one gram of cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.
    The measure – introduced by Councilmember Dave Rosenberg – must be approved through two more readings before being being sent to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
    Nashville is the capital of Tennessee with a population of around 630,000.
    GODS EARTH IS SOME THING ABLE TO BE AGAINST THE LAW WITH UP TO A YEAR IN JAIL OR 2,500 DOLLAR FINE.

  • John Walls
    September 4, 2016

    I think it’s kind of silly that their gonna vote to decriminalize pot but,,BUT u can still be charged a $50 fine or public service.. If their gonna decriminalize pot then decriminalize pot..

  • Donny Deaton
    September 5, 2016

    No website just wanted to let you know they will never legalize weed in Tennessee Federal law will still charge you if city doesnt

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