Bill Lowering Marijuana Possession Penalties Fails
A bill that would have lowered the penalties for marijuana possession in the state of Tennessee will not pass. That bill has failed to get out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If that bill had become law, it would have decriminalized the possession of up to one-half ounce of marijuana, making it a civil violation punishable by a $25 fine or community service. It also would have lessened the offense of the sale of up to one ounce of marijuana from its current class E felony status down to a Class A misdemeanor. Several democrat lawmakers are wanting to make recreational marijuana legal in the state of Tennessee. That is going to be an uphill battle with both the house and the senate having large republican majorities who are against that move.