Boulder DA Throws Out Pending Marijuana Possession Cases

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

The Denver Post reported that in Boulder the DA has decided to toss all pending cases of Marijuana possession under 1 ounce. Due to the support of Amendment 64 he feels that no jury of peers will find the accused guilty. With the overwhelming consensus that Amendment 64 should pass he feels that all pending cases of small amounts of Marijuana possession will hard to prosecute. Despite the possession charges being brought against the defendants before the drug was made legal in Colorado, the DA feels that currently charging defendants with possession charges is counterproductive. The DA was quoted saying “You’ve seen an end to mere possession cases in Boulder County under my office.”

Have you been charged with a possession of marijuana charge since Amendment 64 passed? Contact a Denver defense attorney to dispute the charge.

Since Colorado voters voted in the legalization of Marijuana it is now legal for a person who is 21 years old or over to possess an ounce of Marijuana. However, it is still illegal to smoke in public. The Amendment allows for Marijuana to be legal but under similar restrictions as alcohol.
Marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug according to nearly 69 million Americans have tried Marijuana at least once. Marijuana does have lasting affects on the brains ability to remember. A survey showed that 59% of users forgot what a conversation had been about before the conversation was over. Marijuana users in college were surveyed 24hours after use and found an inability to focus on material, maintain attention or organize data. Health reports have shown that smoking weed is just as dangerous and carries just as many lung cancer causing agents as cigarettes. A person who smokes 5 joints a week can be consuming as many lung cancer agents as a smoker who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. On average a Marijuana joint can have 50% more cancer causing agents as a tobacco cigarette. Marijuana causes increased process of deterioration of mental abilities, as well as affects reproductive nature and increases risk of lung cancer and oral cancer. This has not discouraged use to many Coloradans.

denver criminal defense lawyerIf you have been charged with possession of Marijuana since it was made legal in Colorado it is important to contact a Denver defense attorney. Protect your rights. Since the laws in Colorado have charged it is important to make sure that you protect your rights under the new laws. If you have made a terrible mistake don’t let it take an effect on your life. A criminal charge needs to be taken seriously. These charges can affect your current job, future employment, you current living situation, as well as any future living situations. When charged as a criminal with the possession of an illegal drug it can be hard to defend yourself. Don’t make the mistake of taking this charge lightly and defending yourself. Many people are asked to make multiple appearances in front of the courts, proper representation at these proceedings can make the difference in receiving a lesser charge. Contact John Fuller for a free case consultation at (303) 597-4500. Don’t leave yourself undefended.