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Tennessee: Support Measure To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Posted by on February 4, 2017

Legislation is pending in the House and Senate — SB 265 and HB 297 — to reduce penalties associated with the possession of one-eighth of marijuana (3.544 grams) to a fine-only offense.

Under present law, the possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $ 250 fine. Passage of these pending measures would reduce the penalty to a $ 50 fine and no possibility of jail time.

Simple marijuana possession would still remain classified as a misdemeanor. 

Please contact your elected officials and urge them to move forward with this effort to reduce marijuana possession penalties.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – Advocacy Campaigns

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