NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The city of Nashville became the first in the state of Tennessee to lessen the penalty for small amounts of marijuana Tuesday night.

In a 35-3 vote, the Metro Council approved the bill that allows officers to give someone a $50 fine and community service if they are found with less than a half ounce of marijuana.

This changes the current laws where people charged with marijuana possession face a misdemeanor with up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

However, the new law also allows Metro-Nashville police officers to use their discretion in a case-by-case basis.

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Brett Martin ~ WKRN.com ~

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