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Wes Moore pardons 175K marijuana convictions in Maryland

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) made history Monday with a mass pardoning of more than 175,000 marijuana convictions, a move he said would changes the lives of tens of thousands of Marylanders after the state legalized recreational cannabis last year.

“We know that legalization does not turn back the clock on decades of harm that was caused by the war on drugs,” Moore said during a pardoning ceremony at the State House on Monday.

“Legalization does not erase the fact that nearly half of all drug arrests in Maryland during...

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