According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, David Eyster, the new District Attorney for Mendocino County, may be dismissing a number of weed cases.
He said there are marijuana farmers who are trying to comply with the law, some who don’t know how to comply.
In cases where growers appear to be trying to comply, according to Eyster, a better practice than the one currently used is to give the growers a deadline by which to “get legal” and refer them to the Sheriff’s Office, which sells zip ties and issues permits for gardens that meet the state’s and the county’s guidelines.
He plans to take on the task of deciding how to charge each case that comes to his office, at least until his staff of prosecutors get used to his expectations, and law enforcement officers have a better idea how he handles crimes in court.
“You have to make sure that you’re just not filing cases that you later are going to dismiss because you got tired of them, but really because that’s what justice requires, and what public safety requires,” Eyster said.
He plans to focus on public safety, meaning crimes with victims, such as violent or serious felonies, drunk driving.
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