Here’s yet another reason to love my favorite borough Brooklyn….The D.A. announced a new policy for Brooklyn marijuana users, sure to be popular amongst the weed community.
“Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson took a bold step in reshaping drug policies in his borough Tuesday after he announced his office will no longer prosecute most first-time offenders arrested for possessing small amounts of pot.
Thompson followed through with his campaign promise to change the office’s policy on low-level drug arrests, contending the thousands of cases created an unnecessary legal burden.
Under the new policy, those arrested for carrying 25 grams or less of marijuana and have a minimal criminal background will have their cases dismissed. Exceptions will be made if the suspect is arrested for openly smoking the substance in public, or if their criminal background shows they will act in a dangerous manner while under the influence such as a domestic violence case.
Those arrested who are 16 or 17 will be directed to a special program under the adolescent court.”