Veteran Broward Circuit Judge Lawrence L. Korda has resigned from the bench, three months after he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge for smoking pot in a Hollywood, Fla., park.

“It has been my honor to serve the court and the state for over 30 years,” Korda, 59, wrote in his June 11 letter to Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida judge was first elected to the bench in 1978.

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