Alamosa DA to no longer charge some pot cases

ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s top prosecutor says he’s told law enforcement in his area that he won’t prosecute new cases of marijuana possession under an ounce for adults 21 and older.

District Attorney David Mahonee says he doesn’t believe jurors would convict defendants in such cases after Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use. Mahonee’s jurisdiction covers six counties in southern Colorado.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports Thursday (http://goo.gl/Y2ugR ) that Mahonee says pending cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis but they won’t be automatically dismissed.

Other jurisdictions, including Denver, have made similar decisions after the passage of Amendment 64.



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