Prosecutor Drops Cases Against Medical Marijuana Shops In Cowlitz County, WA

WASHINGTON: Cowlitz County Prosecutor Sue Baur has dismissed all charges against five people involved with two Cowlitz County medical marijuana dispensaries nearly a year after they were arrested on suspicion of illegally selling the drug.

Baur said in a written statement that it would have been impractical to prosecute the cases because voters decided last year to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. In addition, she said confusion over laws governing both medical and recreational pot would have further complicated matters. [Read more…]