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CrimeNew Hemp Law Means DA Won't Prosecute Some Marijuana Cases

00:05  03 july  2019
00:05  03 july  2019 Source:   patch.com

Tarrant County DA’s Office Has Dismissed More Than 200 Marijuana Possession Cases This Month

Tarrant County DA’s Office Has Dismissed More Than 200 Marijuana Possession Cases This Month The new Texas law legalizing hemp, distinguishes hemp from marijuana by defining it as cannabis with less than .3 percent THC. The problem is most crime labs can't tell how much THC is in a product.

This means that US grown hemp must, at least according to the Farm Bill, remain inside the borders of (Of course, states that have made hemp and/or CBD illegal within their borders may prosecute The short answer is that the article won ’ t change anything because it doesn’t carry the force of law .

Federal marijuana cases have dropped almost 50 percent since 2013—the same year that former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a In other words, more of the market for cannabis is now being supplied by people following new state laws , so there are fewer people for the feds to

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HOUSTON — The passage of a new hemp farming law in the Texas legislature last month is going to make it harder to prosecutor misdemeanor cases of marijuana possession. As a result of that new law, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said many of those cases may not be prosecuted.

"...the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will not accept criminal charges for misdemeanor possession of marijuana — 4 oz. and under — without a lab test result proving that the evidence seized has a THC concentration of over .3 percent," Ogg said in a statement. "Felony Marijuana charges will be evaluated on a case by case basis by our Office. In the proper instances, such charges may be taken while lab test results are pending."

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions Illinois is reportedly set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions from criminal records. 

^ a b "State Medical Marijuana Laws ". National Conference of State Legislatures. Foreigners are rarely prosecuted for small amounts of marijuana , but expect to pay a few bribes if you do get caught. " New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available". The Guardian.

I urge New York lawmakers to legalize and regulate marijuana once and for all.” The “decline to prosecute ” policy was distributed to Manhattan Both the Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney offices stipulated that their “decline to prosecute ” policies will not apply in cases where the suspect

The changes stem from the passage of House Bill 1325, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott at the end of the legislative session.

The new law allows farmers to grow hemp as as crop as long as the THC content is less than .3 percent. If the THC content is greater than .3 percent, its marijuana and it's illegal.

Before the new law took effect on June 10, state law enforcement agencies were clear in that any amount of THC was not legally allowed.

Meanwhile, district attorney's in Fort Bend and Montgomery counties are evaluating how they intend to proceed, officials said.

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