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Marijuana leniency? Not in Grayson County

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SHERMAN, Texas -- A new state law in Texas means some local prosecutors are dropping hundreds of low-level marijuana charges.

House Bill 1325, which legalizes the farming of hemp and of sales of CBD products, was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and went into effect on June 10. As a result, some Texas prosecutors say they won't pursue any new pot-related charges without further testing.

But Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith said there will be no changes to the policies in his jurisdiction.

"The Grayson County District Attorney's office is not dropping any possession of marijuana cases," Smith explained. "We've instructed our local law enforcement officers that we would desire for them to continue investigating marijuana cases and filing them just as we've always done."

House Bill 1325 changed the definition of "marijuana" from certain parts of the cannabis plant to those parts that contain higher levels of the active ingredient, THC so that hemp production would no longer be illegal in Texas.

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