Law enforcement and prosecutors are working through changes following the passage of Amendment 3 in November, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state of Missouri. Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Luntsford says the provision allowing for expungement of convictions for possession could lead to a time-consuming purge of physical documents.
It also poses a dilemma for offenses that happened before the election which haven’t gone to court yet.
Caseloads may also change, and not just for drug cases.
Those searches have sometimes led to the discovery of things like stolen property or illegal weapons.