County Commissioners back resolution to decriminalize small amounts of pot

By , Daily Memphian 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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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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