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Internal memo from Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson's office indicates change in marijuana policy

About 8,500 people were processed with low level

About 8,500 people were processed with low level drug charges last year. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

An internal memo from Ken Thompson's office says the Brooklyn DA will stop prosecuting people arrested for having small amounts of marijuana.

The memo indicates that cases will be immediately dismissed for anyone caught with a small amount of marijuana who doesn't have a prior criminal record. Their fingerprints will not be kept on file by the police.

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