Dems Appear To Back Drug Law Change

(MEMPHIS) — The race for Tennessee governor turns the discussion to marijuana.

Former Nashville mayor, Karl Dean and Tennessee House Minority Leader, Craig Fitzhugh are expressing support for eliminating criminal punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana statewide if they are elected governor.

The two Democrats attended a forum in Memphis. Dean said he would look into getting the General Assembly to change the state Criminal Code. Fitzhugh made similar statements after the forum, saying he’s glad Dean has come forward on the issue.