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Official: Pot busts of juveniles have nearly doubled since legalization


August 30, 2016

Marijuana-related allegations and referrals are nearly double what they were a year ago, said Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn, during a presentation to the Linn County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 23.

From January to July of 2015, there were 39 minors with non-criminal marijuana-related allegations, and four criminal allegations. For the same period in 2016, there 69 minors with non-criminal marijuana-related allegations and nine with criminal allegations.

Because of the availability of marijuana since it was legalized a year ago, he isn’t surprised by the increase.

“I don...

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