Cops Vow To Keep Enforcing Current Laws Against Pot Use

Thats the word from Oregon State Police, the Corvallis Police Department and the Linn County Sheriffs Office, all of which say theyll enforce existing marijuana laws until Oregons new law allowing recreational marijuana use takes effect July 1, 2015. We understand the voters have passed this, Corvallis Chief John Sassaman said. But currently, today, as it stands, marijuana is still illegal. We dont fudge the lines. As Oregon law currently stands, a person without an Oregon Medical Marijuana card who is in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana can be charged with a violation, which is similar to a traffic ticket. Nobody is arrested or booked, simply cited. Possession of larger amounts, or possession in connection with extenuating circumstances, such as manufacture or delivery, get into criminal charges. None of that changes until the law itself changes, agreed Lt. Josh Brooks, public information officer for Oregon State Police.
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