DA: Treatment, Not Jail for Marijuana

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By Clint Confehr

NASHVILLE, TN — In the wake of a new state crime lab policy — simple possession marijuana “cases will receive no further testing” — Davidson County’s district attorney says treatment is better than jail.

“If the only way to prove the case is with a lab report, and we do not have a lab that is willing to test for the THC content, then we are not going forward on those cases,” District Attorney Glenn Funk said carefully because details matter.

Metro police got a crime lab under Mayor Karl Dean. It works like the state lab.