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    TN: How Many Civil Pot Cases Will Nashville Judges Handle?

    Nashville judges are preparing for the first of Metro's civil marijuana citations to hit their courtrooms, though it remains unclear how many that might be. Last month the Metro Council approved a new law making possession of a half-ounce of marijuana or less a civil, instead of criminal...
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    TN: Nashville Aims To Track Marijuana Law To Prevent Bias

    Nashville police have more discretion to decide how to charge people caught with small amounts of marijuana following action by the Metro Council two weeks ago. Now, council members and others are outlining efforts to track marijuana arrests and citations to try to prevent potential bias from...
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    TN: Nashville Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

    Nashville's Metro Council made history Tuesday by approving the city's first measure to allow lesser civil penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana, but it may set the stage for a confrontation with the state. Meanwhile, some Nashville judges are now raising concerns that...
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    FL: Flagler's Civil Citation Proposal For Pot Users Will Wait Until Late November

    Flagler County government will not take up a proposal to partly de-criminalize the possession of small amounts of pot before November's election after all. Instead, the county will wait until the election clarifies the memberships of elected boards in Palm Coast and the county, both of which...
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    Tampa City Council Okays Civil Fines For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

    The City Council on Thursday eased the penalties for carrying misdemeanor amounts of marijuana, creating the option of imposing a civil fine instead of arresting offenders. The vote was 5-1, with Charlie Miranda in dissent and Harry Cohen out of the room. Once Mayor Bob Buckhorn signs the...