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Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error […]

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide accused of promising to “make things happen” to keep an illegal pot shop in business was convicted Thursday of taking a $5,000 bribe. The conviction came after Michael Kimbrew, 44, pleaded not guilty in federal court last year to one count each of attempted extortion and […]