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Should pot possession be excluded as a probation, parole violation?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For the last few weeks, our blog has been closely following the actions of the General Assembly. In particular, we’ve been playing close attention to some of the measures that lawmakers have been taking in relation to marijuana. For instance, we discussed a measure calling for marijuana smoking devices like pipes and bongs to… Read More »

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Lawmakers send bill decriminalizing pot paraphernalia to governor

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

As far as marijuana is concerned, lawmakers in Maryland have recently adopted what could easily be classified as a progressive approach, meaning they have come to embrace the idea that prosecution and incarceration aren’t the only viable solutions. In support of this notion, you needn’t look any further than the law that went into… Read More »

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Will this be the year that Maryland legalizes pot?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The state of Maryland has drastically altered its position toward marijuana over the past year, adopting a stance toward the drug that many observers would likely classify as “progressive.” To illustrate, state lawmakers passed House Bill 881, which authorizes medical marijuana for those suffering from certain ailments, while the amended drug crime laws officially… Read More »

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Don’t discount the severity of marijuana-related crimes

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

People here in Maryland are still talking about the state’s new law concerning marijuana decriminalization nearly two months after it officially went into effect. This makes sense given how the issue of marijuana legalization — for recreational and medicinal purposes — has been dominating national headlines in the wake of the recent elections. To… Read More »

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Maryland could be the next state to legalize marijuana

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Just this past November, two states made history by decriminalizing marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Now, Maryland could be the next state to legalize the drug if a bill authored by a Baltimore delegate is passed. The delegate introduced the bill into the House of Delegates late last month and it… Read More »

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Ellicott City teen blamed for party in vacant apartment

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

This week, it was reported that an Ellicott City teen faces multiple charges after allegedly throwing a party at a vacant apartment. Howard County Police charged the 19-year-old with burglary, possession of marijuana and several other offenses. Apparently, the manager of the recently-opened Orchard Meadow Apartments notified police last week that someone used one… Read More »

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Near overdose of 5-year-old results in drug charges for parents

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It is not uncommon for one criminal charge to snowball into other criminal charges. It is also not uncommon for the prosecution to charge as many crimes as possible, in the hopes that one, two or three of them might stick. That scenario recently played out recently when a Severn couple’s 5-year-old son needed… Read More »

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Where is the marijuana growing?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There is no shortage of talk regarding marijuana within this country, with some states allowing the legal use of medical marijuana. Despite those local laws in some places, however, federal law still fights against the controversial changes. There is apparently a shortage, however, of medical marijuana plants throughout the country. The Huffington Post reports… 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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Could upping price of cigars in Maryland decrease marijuana use?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Despite the fight within Maryland to legalize medical marijuana (and some marijuana advocates’ intentions to legalize the drug entirely), marijuana remains an illegal substance in the state as well as according to federal law. State lawmakers suggest that a tax hike on tobacco cigars might help decrease teen use of marijuana in Maryland. It… Read More »

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