San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón wants legitimate medical marijuana industry workers and patients to know that he's not out to get them, saying that dealiing with marijuana is "not a priority for this office."
According to the San Francisco Examiner, Gascón said Wednesday "that prosecuting marijuana cases will not be a priority for his administration."
This came after a legal brief was used by his office against a woman arrested on suspicion of possessing and attempting to sell marijuana. The brief said, in part, that any sale of marijuana is illegal under state law. Gascón says that the brief was made without his knowledge or approval, and that it is not his office's position to continue down that path.
Gascón said in a statement: "I support medical marijuana and I have said that very many times. This particular brief was crafted three years ago and has been used from time to time by our attorneys. … I have already taken steps to take that memo out of circulation."
As well, Gascón met with the attorney for the woman arrested and "agreed to a two-week continuance for the purpose of reassessing the appropriate next step," says The Examiner.
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