February 6, 2023

Joe Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted of Federal Marijuana Possession

President Joe Biden announced Thursday his decision to pardon some federal marijuana offenses as part of his effort to satisfy criminal justice and drug policy activists. “As I often said during my campaign for President, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden said in a statement released by the

Baltimore Ends Prosecution of Low-Level Crimes Such As Prostitution, Drug Possession

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Baltimore will no longer prosecute certain low-level crimes, which include prostitution, drug possession, and minor traffic offenses, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday. “The move was unveiled in a press release from Mosby’s office as it reported ‘one-year success’ of policies implemented last March to not prosecute the nonviolent charges…

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