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AG: Marijuana prosecutions likely need special testing after hemp legalization

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

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

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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Md. high court: Burnt-marijuana smell does not justify arrest, search

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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Thwarted in court, Mosby turns to federal lobbying over marijuana

Baltimore courts have again rejected Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s attempt to vacate thousands of marijuana convictions. When Mosby announced sweeping policy changes to her office’s approach to marijuana prosecutions nearly six months ago, she said she also wanted to ...

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Mosby, others seek tool to allow court to vacate ‘unjust’ convictions

Spurred by difficulties vacating convictions from prosecutions that involved officers from the former Gun Trace Task Force, a group of prosecutors and criminal justice reform advocates are supporting legislation to create a new mechanism in the law. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn ...

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