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Baltimore Ends Prosecution for Marijuana Possession

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What impacts can we expect from the new policy of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney not to prosecute possession of marijuana? Former police detective Debbie Ramsay, now part of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, urges prosecutors and police not to square off in opposition, but together to listen to how citizens want marijuana laws enforced.

Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the A.C.L.U. of Maryland, says evidence to back up the new policy was clear six years ago. Read the report, "The Maryland War on Marijuana in Black and White". 

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.