If so, you will likely NOT be charged by the STL Circuit Attorney’s Office.

This is according to an email sent by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardener to her staff, in which she said that prosecuting nearly all marijuana possession charges “are hampering our ability to administer justice for the people of the City of St. Louis.” According to this policy, as long as there are no “aggravating circumstances”, all charges of possession under ONE HUNDRED GRAMS will be dismissed.

What the Circuit Attorney means by “aggravating circumstances” is not clear. And it should be noted that possession of marijuana is still an ordinance violation in the St. Louis Municipal Court, and is illegal at the federal level.