County Commissioners back resolution to decriminalize small amounts of pot

By Updated: June 10, 2019 11:40 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2019 11:35 PM CT

Commissioners Mickell Lowery and Tami Sawyer proposed the resolution because they believe criminalizing low-level marijuana offenses has significantly contributed the county’s jail population of more than 2,300.

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Budget criminal justice Mickell Lowery Shelby County Commission
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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