Prosecutor of Kent Co. expects to drop certain pot cases - WOODTV.com

Prosecutor of Kent Co. expects to drop certain pot cases - WOODTV.com

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – District Kent Prosecutor says he will probably no longer pursue marijuana cases after Proposal 1 is approved.

The proposal, which was approved in the elections on Tuesday with 56 percent of the vote, legalizes the use of marijuana in their free time. Wednesday in court a judge in Kent County sent back three pending cases to prosecutor Chris Becker for consideration.

Becker confirmed on Thursday that he may drop all outstanding pot-use and ownership cases that his office handles. He said his team would look into all the cases to make sure that there are no specific reasons any of them should do.

There will still be some types of marijuana cases that are likely to be prosecuted by Becker, as they are not covered by proposal 1:

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