If this passes, how long until the "$50 is too high of a fine" slogan gets thrown around? Boyd will be back saying his constituents can't afford to pay the fines. But all in all, I'm on the fence on this. Yes, drug dealers will feel more emboldened to sell weed. They will package it into joints, blunts, or small baggies and never carry more than the 1/2 ounce. When they sell that, they will return to their "home base" and restock. Yet it is still illegal. Police will still confiscate your weed, test it and tag it at the evidence room, give you a ticket (if you have valid ID, no valid ID then you get arrested). Funny how people will rush to get valid ID if this passes but can't seem to do it to vote in elections? Head scratcher there.... If these folks don't pay their fines then what happens? Can they be issued warrants for their arrests for not paying a fine?
We're looking at how to do that, Jeff. The trick is that unless we got Mississippi and Arkansas to adopt the same laws, the hypothetical Nestle would just locate there and still take our water.
What was it that Boyd was smoking?
Thirteen emergency calls a month! Thirteen! Oh the humanity. How many calls a month do they get for people slipping in bathtubs? Or tripping over curbs? All these senseless lawnmower accidents are putting a drag on essential services.
Can't we just permanently retire this issue? Everyone's just so weary of it.
Scott, I think it's time to amend TN law to state that groundwater below a certain depth is community property. Otherwise somebody like Nestle could come in, buy a piece of cheap condemned land, drop a well and drain the thing dry for their bottled water industry. Like they're doing in California.
Dead dogs can't help but lie. Just ask Cman Boyd. Wonder what he's afraid of?
Open meetings laws, apparently.
Mr. Brown, what has "God" got to do with this? Do you not govern by the separation of church and state?
Still living in Berclair, TVA failed to even consider the river or the alluvial aquifer. That's one of our (Sierra Club's) beefs with them. They chose not to notify the public when they produced the Supplemental Environmental Assessment to support their decision. You can read it here https://www.tva.com/file_source/TVA/Site%2…
Jeff, technically the Shelby County Health Department is the only agency that any property owner has to get a permit from to drill a well. Unfortunately, there is no oversight of the issuance of said permits by either a citizen board or elected body. For the most part SCHD has to issue the permit as current TN law recognizes groundwater below a parcel as a property right. Worse yet, there is no requirement to report how much water is withdrawn. See the regs at http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentCent…
So smoking weed is a black/white issue here too? Marvelous. And the usual suspects came down against an ordinance that would potentially take money out of the beer and liquor industry that we know at least one opponent relies fairly heavily on to get through the council meetings. And law enforcement loves to take funds and vehicles from law breakers. Big surprise they don't like this idea.
You're correct Oak. It's a shame we're going to lose Fullilove and all her sound bites to term limits in a couple of years. Wonder who's on deck?
I don't think it is a good idea to arrest someone in possession of a small amount of marijuana unless they are also high driving a vehicle.
With our humidity, they could moisture farm all the cooling water they need right out of the air.
Portugal decriminalized all drugs over 10 years ago and their drug usage rates are down by half. Let's keep it going! >> http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/…
“Responsible weed smokers, smoke their joints at home.”
Words to live by.
My, my. It's almost too much for me to process. If we didn't have a Janis Fullilove here in Memphis, we would have to invent her.
The Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer is the sands right below the river. It essentially IS the Mississippi river water, but just purified by running through the sand for a few hundred feet before being piped up. It's a reasonable thing to do. Mr. Jones is on target here.
Thank you Martavius Jones!
I am watching you DO THE RIGHT THING! I am telling everybody I know, "LOOK! WE HAVE US A REPRESENTATIVE DOING THE RIGHT THING!" Amen!
I have a dumb question?
Why can't TVA bring in the water from the Mississippi River through a pipeline? Isn't that were Plant Allen gets its water from?
I am a bit confused about this marijuana resolution. If it passes, it will have to pass two more meetings?
Why don't they just put placeholder text in there, like they did with the Greensward, pass that twice, then pass the actual language on the third reading? Apparently, that is perfectly legal.
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