Marijuana is banned from all Gwinnett County Public Schools, but if a student is found in possession of a small amount of marijuana, they won’t be arrested by local police. Prosecutions for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana in the county will not be prosecuted.
It’s also noted that citations will not be issued for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, AJC says. Hemp is also legal, so that is a little confusing for some law enforcement officials since hemp flower and marijuana flower look the same. The state has new technology arriving September 3 to test samples only from felony-level quantities to tell hemp apart from marijuana.
Associate superintendent Steve Flynt said, “This change is necessary in order for us to ensure our student code of conduct is as clear as possible for students and parents.”
For the school district to resume citations and arrests, court-approved testing procedures must be available. So, while citations and arrests have temporarily ceased, they are expected to resume in the near future.