Virginia: First Day In & Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano Says No To Adult Cannabis Prosecutions

Virginia: First Day In & Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano Says No To Adult Cannabis Prosecutions

The report reveals that  on his first day as Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Steve Descano announced his office will no longer prosecute adults on simple marijuana possession charges. The report goes on to say He said his goal is to use the county’s resources to make the community safer, not entrap people in the criminal justice system. “You take a look at what conviction for a simple possession of marijuana charge does,” Descano said. “It really caps someone’s potential throughout their entire life when they go to get a job, get an education, or even go get a place to live, and we should be using those resources instead of hurting people in that way, using those resources to go toward things that actually impact community safety.” The move by Descano is effective immediately, but does not include possession with the intent to distribute, nor does it include conspicuous public use of marijuana. Descano’s office told WUSA9 that the determination of what “simple possession” is will be determined by prosecutors in Fairfax County on a case-by-case basis. This means the determination to prosecute could vary by the prosecutor in the case.  Factors that could determine what marijuana charges are brought…

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