NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk said the DA’s office will no longer prosecute people who are in possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
Funk said marijuana charges do little to promote public health and safety.
This new policy goes into effect Wednesday.
Funk explained that this new policy will eliminate negative effects of criminal charges which do include potential jail time, consequences on future employment and housing.
This will also get rid of costs for jail housing expenses in this cases. Courts and clerk’s offices will save money from docketing fewer cases.
Funk said resources will continue to focus on supporting victims and prosecuting violent offenders.
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