Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases now that a new voter-approved legalization law has been certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect. Only prosecutors in Graham and Gila counties did not respond to the AP inquiry, although KJZZ radio reported the Gila County Attorney advised law enforcement to stop charging adults with possessing small amounts of marijuana. Those small counties contain only about 1.2% of Arizona’s nearly 7.3 million residents. The decisions mean thousands of people facing criminal charges will have that record wiped clean.
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