St. Louis to end pros­e­cu­tion of low-level mar­i­juana crimes

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St. Louis pros­e­cu­tors will no longer pur­sue charges for most low-level mar­i­juana of­fenses, join­ing some other cities that have opted to re­di­rect re­sources to­ward more se­ri­ous crimes.

Cir­cuit At­tor­ney Kim Gard­ner said her office will re­view more than 1,200 pend­ing cases. Gard­ner said the glut of mar­i­juana cases ham­pers the abil­ity to pros­e­cute more se­ri­ous crimes.

From staff and wire re­ports

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