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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Larry Pozner on Denver's Controversial Marijuana Prosecutions

Last November, 2005, Denver voters passed a city ordinance making it legal for a person 21 or older to possess less than 1 ounce of marijuana (or 28 grams) for personal use.  But the Denver city prosecutors and the Denver District Attorney's Office have been pursuing proseuctions under a state law that makes it a petty offense, punishable by a $100 fine, to possess not more than 1 ounce of marijuana.  Here is an editorial by Larry Pozner, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), discussing the conflict of laws. [Mark Godsey]

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