Nashville marijuana decriminalization bill goes to committee

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 10.41.18 PMA proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Nashville has cleared its first hurdle in the Metro Council. The Metro Council voted to advance a bill that would lessen the penalty for people who knowingly possess or exchange a half-ounce of marijuana or less to a $50 civil penalty or 10 hours of community service. Read