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New Texas Hemp Law Creates More Difficulty In Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

Prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout Texas are dealing with the consequences of the state’s new law legalizing hemp.

Some prosecutors have temporarily stopped the prosecution of misdemeanor marijuana cases because of a new requirement to measure the percentage of T-H-C to determine if it’s marijuana or hemp.

That is not the case in Brazos County, where district attorney Jarvis Parsons and county attorney Rod Anderson say it’s business as usual.

Parsons has been meeting with local law enforcement about the new law in the state’s agriculture code, which applies to arrests since June tenth.

Parsons says he’s been visiting with county officials about covering the increased costs of more sophisticated tests.

Parsons says those who are convicted will continue to pay those expenses.

Click below for comments from Jarvis Parsons, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Brazos County district attorney Jarvis Parsons visits about consequences of new Texas hemp law on prosecuting marijuana cases” on Spreaker.

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Posted by on Jul 8 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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