Stroger Claims He'll Let New Marijuana Law Stand
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 23, 2009 9:30PM
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Today, a spokesman said Stroger plans to let the pot ticket ordinance stand because it would give the sheriff's department more discretion and save the county money by not having to house as many misdemeanor offenders.
Sheriff Tom Dart has expressed concern about having two sets of rules in the county since the law applies only to the unincorporated parts. Under the new ordinance, sheriffs would have the option of arresting someone for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams or instead simply writing them a $200 ticket.