Columbus Drops Pending Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges; Hemp Legalization Poses Issue for Ohio Prosecutors
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Columbus Drops Pending Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges; Hemp Legalization Poses Issue for Ohio Prosecutors

The City Attorney says it's an unintended consequence of the state legalizing hemp last week.

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August 12, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus City Attorney's Office will no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases and is dropping any pending cases.

The City Attorney says it's an unintended consequence of the state legalizing hemp last week.

But 10TV found the hemp law is complicating pot prosecution across the state.

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