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Law enforcement seeks to differentiate legal cannabis from contraband (access required)

Rapidly changing law on marijuana use and possession in Maryland, from the decriminalization of small amounts to the legalization of medical use, has left some law enforcement officers wondering what the presence or odor of marijuana means for them when ...

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Md. high court: Burnt-marijuana smell does not justify arrest, search (access required)

The smell of burnt marijuana emanating from a car may give police probable cause to search the vehicle but not to arrest and search the occupant unless the officers had probable cause to suspect he or she possessed at least ...

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House passes bill decriminalizing attempted suicide (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The House of Delegates on Friday passed legislation to decriminalize attempted suicide. With the House’s 103-38 vote, attention now shifts to the Senate, where the Judicial Proceedings Committee is considering similar legislation. Del. David Moon and Sen. Jeff ...

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