Spokane County dropping some marijuana cases

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Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:32 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 The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/sgC3Qk ) 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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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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