County in Montana stops marijuana arrests

Missoula is a little county in Montana,USA. In november 2006 the population has approved an initiative asking law enforcement to ignore adult marijuana offenses. Now the County Attorney, that was an oppositor of this request, he has finally developed a policy to uphold the voters’ intentions. Now if you are catched in Missoula County with a little amount of marijuana or with parafernalia, and you are an adult, you are not going to be arrested.

“In the interest of compliance with the 2006 voter initiative on marijuana […] we are asking law enforcement officers to stop arresting individuals or writing and submitting tickets (with mandatory appearance dates) where the offense committed is solely possession of marijuana in misdemeanor amounts or possession of drug paraphernalia intended for use of marijuana […]”.

Without any doubt, a good news for a strongly prohibitionist country like US.