The Nashville District Attorney’s Office has announced it will no longer prosecute people for possession of less than half of an ounce of marijuana. District Attorney Glenn Funk said marijuana charges do “little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety.”
The debate on medical marijuana in the Tennessee General Assembly has been postponed for at least one more year.
Listen / Melody Cashion rattles off the list of drugs she once needed just to function. Lyrica, Gabapentin, methadone, oxycodone, valium. There were more. But those were the every day ones.
Listen / Tennesseans have softened their opposition to medical marijuana in recent years, and the candidates for governor reflect that change in public opinion. Although none is calling to legalize cannabis outright, several say the state should consider allowing it for people who have serious health issues.
Marijuana advocates in Tennessee hope full legalization in other states will create a new opening here. But so far, they’ve failed to get anyone in power on board.
A four-week trial federal drug trafficking trial ended with a trio of convictions today in Nashville.