Tennessee AG Says Pot Ordinance Conflicts With State Law

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Tennessee AG Says Pot Ordinance Conflicts With State Law

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Attorney General released an opinion statement saying Metro Nashville’s marijuana decriminalization ordinance has got to go.

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III released the statement Wednesday afternoon, in which he called the ordinance “un-enforceable.”

He said the city cannot give police the power to issue a civil penalty for marijuana possession. The ordinance was passed by the Nashville Metropolitan Council in September and last month by the Memphis City Council.

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