FAYETTE CO. TO CONTINUE PROSECUTING MARIJUANA CASES

  

Officials in Fayette County have announced they will continue to prosecute marijuana cases, despite some state prosecutors dropping cases due to new laws.

House Bill 1325, which became effective June 10th, legalized possession of hemp with a THC concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

Since the passage of the bill, some prosecutors have opted to turn down marijuana cases, citing the inability of crime labs to accurately test for THC.

The Fayette County Attorney’s Office said it plans to defer possession cases until there is access to testing technology.  The office said that technology could be available by February.

After the new law became effective, DPS officers were instructed to issue citations—when possible—to people with misdemeanor amounts of marijuana, less than four ounces in possession cases.

The attorney’s office said it will work with offenders if they want to make a plea deal.

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