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Jefferson City municipal court taking more marijuana cases

Get caught with marijuana in Jefferson City and you might not have to go before the judge at the courthouse any more.

City prosecutor Gaylin Carver says the county prosecutor is directing more of those minor cases to her courtroom.

“[The county is] letting the city kind of deal with them, but we’re sort of doing it on a slower basis.”

Carver says she expects more stealing and other minor cases to be assigned to her office. She’s also allowing some first-time pot possession offenders to attend marijuana awareness class instead of having to pay a fine.

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