Misdemeanor marijuana charges dropped in Gwinnett County

fox5atlanta.com - 08-10

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - More than 100 cases of drug possession are being dismissed by the Gwinnett County Solicitor General. A memo from Solicitor General Brian Whiteside says prosecutors don’t have tests that can tell the difference between marijuana and hemp. That becomes an issue now that Georgia recently passed a law legalizing hemp. Whiteside says, “I cannot prosecute these cases because there’s no difference, scientifically, between hemp and marijuana.”