Oregon Prosecutors: New law doesn't make old crimes OK

OREGON: Two Oregon prosecutors say they won’t drop cases against people who are now accused of selling medical marijuana at retail outlets — even though the business soon will be legal.

“This conduct was against the law at the time people committed the crime,” Bracken McKey, a Washington County prosecutor told The Oregonian newspaper (http://bit.ly/18ee5ke ). “We are expected to hold people accountable.”

Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to sign a bill creating a legal marketplace for medical marijuana for an estimated 56,000 Oregon patients.

Prosecutors, however, won a last-minute amendment that protects cases existing before the state issues cards for dispensaries, expected next year.

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