Thursday, November 15, 2012

Marijuana cases to be dismissed in Washington

County and state prosecutors in Washington are thumping through their cases and are dropping misdemeanor marijuana possession cases after voters have approved legal recreational use of cannabis.

This past election has scored some big wins for pro marijuana advocates and medical cannabis patients. Voters in both Washington and Colorado have passed a bill which would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and use marijuana for not only medical purposes but for recreational use as well. But this isn't just good news for those looking to toke up.

Current defendants in Clark County who were busted under the newly legal limits of marijuana possession will be getting a much needed break for their offenses. Prosecutor Tony Golik reports that his office will be dropping cases of defendants who are at least 21 years of age and who were in possession of an ounce or less.

These were the parameters outlined under Initiative 502 which was passed by voters on this Novembers election. The new law which legalizes under an ounce of cannabis for all uses will go into effect December 6 Continue Reading...