Tag Archives: marijuana

Baltimore correctional officers face U.S. smuggling charges

“Corrupt correctional officers endanger the lives of their co-workers and of the detainees entrusted to their care and supervision,” said U.S. Attorney for Maryland Robert K. Hur said in announcing the indictments. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Three correctional officers are among nine people facing federal charges of conspiring to smuggle narcotics, cellphones and tobacco into the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Wednesday. The alleged scheme, which also included four ...

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Rulings on science, fiduciary duty, marijuana top Md. high court’s term

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland’s top court ended its 2019-2020 session last week having issued landmark rulings permitting the admission of evidence based on emerging sciences, creating a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty and ruling that police may not arrest and ...

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Court calls traffic stop search unconstitutional, reverses pot conviction

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A Pocomoke City police officer’s tackling of a motorist stopped for allegedly being on his cellphone while driving invalidates the subsequent discovery of marijuana in the driver’s possession and car, a Maryland appeals court ruled after concluding the officer had ...

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AG: Marijuana prosecutions likely need special testing after hemp legalization

On top of his job and his pro bono work, Erek L. Barron filed to run for the House of Delegates in October. ‘I got up really early and went to bed really late,’ Barron says. He won the election as well as the death row appeal.

A change in the law that exempts hemp from the legal definition of marijuana means prosecutors should use more sophisticated lab tests to determine if suspected marijuana has the requisite concentration of THC to qualify as contraband, the Maryland Office of the ...

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Maryland law still unclear on medical cannabis use by employees

Timothy F. Maloney, Attorney at law with Joseph Greenwald & Lake. MF-D 10/21/04.

Maryland employers, employees and job seekers who wonder what protections and rights, if any, medical cannabis patients have in the workplace are still waiting for guidance from legislators or a court. Though legislatures and courts across the country have addressed ...

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Lawmakers considering recreational pot urged to think like users

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 17--A marijuana plant being grown for propagation thrives under artificial light March 30, 2000, at a home near Vancouver, Canada. Growers in British Columbia produce pot four times as potent than marijuana grown in Mexico. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers are being advised to change their thinking on how they would tax and regulate recreational marijuana if they ultimately decide Maryland should join the few states that have legalized possession and use of the drug by adults. ...

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