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Pinellas task force wants pre-arrest diversion program for minor marijuana possession, not civil citation ordinance

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Pinellas might not be developing any civil citation programs for minor marijuana possession, but could instead lean towards a pre-arrest diversion program for the offense and others like it. A task force assembled by Clerk of the Court Ken Burke met January 7 to develop a rough outline for the program, which is being based, in part, on Pinellas County’s juvenile diversion program, in which some minors are dealt with through peer review, sanctions, counseling and community service, while also being…

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