Spokane County dropping some marijuana cases

Spokane County dropping some marijuana cases

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Rob Vallela of Denver, Colorado smokes as thousands gathered to celebrate the state's nedicinal marijuana laws and collectively light up at 4:20 p.m. in Civic Center Park April 20, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:22 AM

   SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane County will no longer prosecute adults for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.


   Spokane prosecutors join prosecutors in King, Pierce and Clark counties who are changing policies after voters approved Initiative 502, the marijuana legalization law that takes effect Dec. 6.
 

   Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Jack Driscoll told other media outlets  the change will have minimal impact. Spokane County currently has one possession case that falls under the new guidelines. Five cases involving people under 21 still will be prosecuted. And, another nine marijuana possession cases involve people charged with other crimes.

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