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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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Should convictions for non-violent crimes be kept from employers?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The unfortunate reality for many of those who have been arrested, charged and convicted is that once they’ve finish serving their sentence, they may find themselves with relatively few options as far as employment is concerned. Indeed, this can even be the case for those who showed a serious lapse in judgment as a… 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 sees spike in the number of heroin, fentanyl overdoses

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a rather alarming set of figures last Friday outlining how the number of fatal overdoses attributable to alcohol and drugs in the state hit 528 during the first six months of the year, a 33 percent increase from the same time last year. What makes… Read More »

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Why did the DEA set up a fake Facebook profile?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There is no question that the way we communicate has undergone some fundamental changes over the last decade. While email and phone calls once reigned supreme, texts and social media are now the preferred mode of communication for the majority of people. Indeed, people’s Facebook pages enable them to stay connected with family and… Read More »

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It’s important to act decisively when facing prescription drug charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

By now, most people are aware that prescription drug abuse has become a major health concern both here in Maryland and across the U.S. However, they may not fully grasp just how much on an issue it has really become over the last few years. To illustrate, consider the following statistics: On a national… Read More »

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Maryland’s marijuana decriminalization law now in effect

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

While most people might not have realized it, this past Wednesday was a somewhat historic day here in Maryland, as our new law concerning marijuana decriminalization officially went into effect. Under the state’s amended drug crime laws, those individuals found to be in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will be facing… 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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Baltimore mayoral candidate wants to tax bullets to reduce crime

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Different government officials have different ideas about how to improve their communities. Voters often look at how a governmental candidate plans to target crime in their state or city. A Baltimore mayoral candidate has a unique idea about how to reduce violent crime in the city. His idea: a bullet tax. Taxing bullets is… Read More »

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