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Tennessee Marijuana Group Sues to Use Online Signatures for Petition

A group that wants Nashville’s first-ever public vote on marijuana has sued the Davidson County Election Commission as it seeks to use online signatures to boost its referendum efforts.

The suit, filed last week, came as the Tennessee chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws launched a petition drive in hopes of a referendum on changing the Metro Charter to say that Metro tax dollars cannot support the criminal prosecution of adults for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

At some point, the organization would need to overcome the overriding legal question — whether this change in city law would trump state law, which says that marijuana possession of any amount is a crime. [Read more at the Nashville Tennesseean]

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