Alcovy Circuit will not file blanket dismissals of marijuana charges following state hemp law

8/23/19–District attorneys across Georgia have released varying opinions on the prosecution of marijuana cases. As it stands, law enforcement can test for the presence of THC, but are unable to test for the amount, meaning they would not be able to determine if a substance was illegal marijuana or legalized hemp. Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla Zon says she still intends to prosecute the cases, but will individually review the evidence once testing becomes available if a defendant claims to possess hemp. Read