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With legalization come changes in cannabis-related laws on expungement, traffic stops

July 6, 2023

Big change came to the state Saturday — not only with the legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis, but also with shifting criminal justice policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income Marylanders. In the spirit of ending the prohibition equitably, Maryland lawmakers put new laws in place over the past two years to aid people with the process of expunging cannabis charges and convictions from their records, and limited the circumstances for police to execute traffic stops based on the odor of cannabis.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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