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Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober shifts position on juvenile pot charges

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Critics of the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline” could be on their way to a huge victory in Hillsborough County. According to the Tampa Tribune, State Attorney Mark Ober has shifted his position on addressing first-time juvenile marijuana offenders with civil citations instead of criminal charges. Ober’s opposition last year helped kill efforts to include misdemeanor marijuana possession on the list of eligible civil citation offenses. Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee joined him in that opposition. Gee remains opposed, but said he…

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