https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/03/marijuana-laws-baltimore-police-weed-arrests-decriminalize/585406/

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A Baltimore police vehicle in front of a mural of Freddie Gray in 2016. The city's police are still making arrests for cannabis possession, even though prosecutors won't file charges. Steve Ruark/AP. THE CITY’S PROSECUTORS WON’T CHARGE PEOPLE FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION, BUT POLICE ARE STILL MAKING ARRESTS. RESULT: A HAZY CANNABIS STALEMATE. Back in January, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that her office would stop prosecuting cannabis possession, regardless of the quantity or the arrestee’s criminal history. In her announcement, Mosby cited the “disproportionate impact that the war on drugs has had on communities of color,” and declared, “There is no public safety value in prosecuting marijuana possession.” Full story

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