RELATED: Gwinnett PD won't issue citations in misdemeanor marijuana cases
Gwinnett announced in August it will stop arresting anyone who has small amounts of marijuana. That’s because hemp and marijuana are very hard to tell apart, AJC.com previously reported. The Georgia Hemp Farming Act, which became law in May, allows for licensed farmers to grow hemp.
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Unlike the GBI, which has a test in its crime lab, there is not a test that officers can use to distinguish the difference between hemp and marijuana, AJC.com reported.
“At any time we could get notification that they are going to start prosecuting these cases,” Gwinnett spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told Channel 2.
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