Colo. Communities Weigh Pot Arrests

By: AP
By: AP

District attorneys in Colorado are weighing their options after Boulder County became the first in the state to drop pending marijuana possession cases in the wake of a public vote to legalize the drug.

Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey said he plans to meet with senior staff members Thursday to decide whether to proceed with prosecuting petty marijuana cases that are pending in the courts.

Grand Junction Police Department officers have already been told to stop issuing ounce-or-less marijuana tickets, according to police documents.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said Wednesday his office will drop possession cases under an ounce for adults. He said the effect would be minimal because his office already considers marijuana a low priority.


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