A video of a Gwinnett County police officer handing back weed to a driver during a routine traffic stop has gone viral.
The video, which has more than 35,000 views on Facebook, shows the officer handing back the bag and saying, “You are more than welcome to have it back.”
He explains to the driver that the amount of marijuana found cannot be prosecuted
Gwinnett announced in August it will stop arresting anyone who has small amounts of cannabis. That’s because hemp and weed are very hard to tell apart. The Georgia Hemp Farming Act, which became law in May, allows for licensed farmers to grow hemp.
Unlike the GBI, which has a test in its crime lab, there is not a test that officers can use to distinguish the difference between hemp and cannabis.
“At any time we could get notification that they are going to start prosecuting these cases,” Said Gwinnett spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera