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Maryland man sentenced for drug possession and DUI

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In April 2011, a police officer noticed cars on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway slowing down and swerving out of the right lane to avoid hitting something. As the officer got closer, he discovered a vehicle stopped in the right lane with the driver asleep behind the wheel. Although the interstate is no place to take… Read More »

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Maryland marijuana possession sentencing to change in October

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It isn’t easy to change certain laws, especially if the proposed change decreases severity in sentencing related to a certain offense. This can be particularly true with regards to drug laws. It’s notable, therefore, that marijuana possession laws in Maryland will change in October. Compared to areas around Maryland, the state has relatively harsh… Read More »

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Hope and effort to legalize medical marijuana continue in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It will come up and get rejected, but it will always rise again — the effort to make the use of medical marijuana legal in Maryland. Some states already have laws that allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. If Maryland were to adopt legalization laws, it would be added to the list… Read More »

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Change in drug sentencing helps out Maryland inmates

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Back in 1980’s, a basketball star for the University of Maryland died of a crack overdose. Sources suspect that that high-profile death of a promising young athlete prompted a large movement regarding drug laws and sentencing. That movement, however, has supposedly met its end. The Baltimore Sun reports that lawmakers decided last year to… Read More »

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Effort to decriminalize medical marijuana in Maryland on hold

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana are in a waiting game now. Maryland’s legislative session ended last week without the lawmakers having decided on a proposal to decriminalize the medicinal use of the drug. An earlier report from the Baltimore Sun suggested that the state Senate would pass the legalization proposal as easily as the… Read More »

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