Bill would legalize sale of half ounce of marijuana

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 21:14:47-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Memphis Senator has introduced legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in Tennessee.

Senator Sara Kyle D-Memphis says the bill would modernize criminal justice and boost the agricultural economy.

If approved, the legislation would create a 12 percent tax on the sale of weed regulated to half an ounce.

The bill says 20% of the tax will go toward the general fund, 30% will go toward infrastructure, and 50% will go toward education.