SF DA Gascón To Plot With Pot Providers

The office of District Attorney George Gascón will meet with medical marijuana providers.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Apr 23, 2012  |  Updated 1:23 PM PDT
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SF DA Gascón To Plot With Pot Providers

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George Gascón is ready to meet with cannabis providers.

The former top cop has turned pot cop.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, the former San Francisco chief of police, will meet with medical marijuana dispensaries and growers to figure out rules that work for both sides, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Gascón had run into trouble when his office released in March a memo in which it declared that all sales of marijuana were illegal. The memo was released without Gascón's knowledge, he later said, and has since pledged his "unequivocal" support for medical marijuana.

Prosecutors with the District Attorney's office filed felony charges against a woman caught delivering marijuana for a registered San Francisco cannabis collective, according to the newspaper. Gascón's office may drop the charges in a deal on May 10, according to the woman's attorney, Terence Hallinan, himself a former DA.

No meetings have yet been scheduled. The working group would be the city's only tete-a-tete in which pot providers and law enforcement meet face to face.

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