Ken Buck, Weld County DA, Will Not Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession CasesSubmitted by redstripe4u on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 14:57
About 120 people are facing charges for possessing relatively small amounts of marijuana in Weld County, and local authorities said they won't follow the lead of other counties that have decided to drop those cases before Amendment 64 takes effect.
Although several counties, including Boulder and Denver, have already stopped prosecuting low-level marijuana possession cases, Weld District Attorney Ken Buck said he won't do the same. Buck, an avid opponent of Amendment 64, said he plans to decide whether to continue prosecuting those cases when the amendment takes effect, which is expected to happen within the next month or so. The amendment legalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
"We'll make a decision at that time when we know more about the future of this constitutional amendment," Buck said.