Nashville will no longer prosecute marijuana arrests that involve a small amount of the still-illegal substance. District Attorney Glenn Funk announced he will not pursue cases that involve less than half an ounce.
“Effective today, the Nashville District Attorney’s office will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. Marijuana charges do little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety,” Funk said
Criminal justice advocates love the idea. They say minor, non-violent arrests disproportionately affect the black community. This labels them a felon, jeopardizing their chances of getting work, loans, and other opportunities to become productive citizens.
But it doesn't mean cops won't arrest you for having weed.
It just means the DA won't prosecute.
But don't get carried away. Watch your amounts.