Tennessee lawmaker abstains from vote to honour murdered teen because she allegedly sold cannabis

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A Republican member of Tennessee’s House of Representatives provided his condolences, but not his support, to a resolution to honour a murdered teen because she had a connection to cannabis. Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network. Mo Brooks, who argued that Floyd’s reported cannabis use did not make him worthy of many of the protests in his name. Lamberth reportedly abstained from the vote and another member voted against it, according to NewsChannel5. Honouring a young woman who died, that is the most astonishing, outrageous vote I’ve ever seen on this house floor in over a decade.” Shortly thereafter, spectators began chanting Black Lives Matter and were removed.

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A Republican member of Tennessee’s House of Representatives provided his condolences, but not his support, to a resolution to honour a murdered teen because she had a connection to cannabis.

William Lamberth said in the house that he couldn’t support the resolution regarding Ashanti Posey, the 17-year-old Black woman who was fatally shot in her car in April, because of “the activity she was involved in that led to her demise,” according to a Facebook video from WMCActionNews5.

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