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‘We’re going to keep up the work’: Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pardons more than 175,000 marijuana convictions

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed an executive order issuing more than 175,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions in Annapolis on Monday. “This is a responsibility that I take very, very seriously. And that is why this morning, with deep pride and soberness, I will pardon over 175,000 convictions,” Gov. Moore said. The Democratic governor said the convictions are related to marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. Gov. Moore called Monday’s executive order the “largest such action in our nation’s history.” Gov. Moore was joined by Maryland Attorney General Anthony...

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