The prosecutor’s office in Arizona’s most populous county announced all pending cases for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana will be dismissed after the state’s voters approved the Proposition 207 ballot measure to legalize marijuana. The announcement from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said the decision would also apply to cases for possessing paraphernalia and marijuana concentrates covered under the new law, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act. Nearly 60% of voters backed the measure eliminating all criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession. The new law takes effect when election results are certified. However, the county attorney’s office said that it would begin implementing the will of the voters immediately. Furthermore, Deputy county attorneys are being instructed to prioritize dismissing cases for people who are in custody or have court dates set.

Arizona Marijuana | Info, 11/27/2020 02:04:26

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