TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 21, 2016

Metro Nashville Law Director Jon Cooper disagrees with Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s opinion that municipal ordinances, including one in Nashville, allowing police officers to issue civil fines rather than criminal citations for marijuana possession cannot be enforced. Cooper issued a statement Monday saying in part that the city has a “good faith legal argument that the ordinance is not preempted by state law.” The Nashville Post has more from the statement.