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WBAL TV 11-BALTIMORE —Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says her policy change to no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases is a major shift and that families have been destroyed by the so-called war on drugs. Those cases will no longer be prosecuted regardless of weight or a person's prior criminal record. However, the office will prosecute marijuana distribution cases as long as there is enough evidence to support their case. Mosby would also want to use diversion programs to steer people away from incarceration, this includes drug treatment and mental health courts. Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke talks with WBAL-TV 11's Stan Stovall about the city's history with marijuana and how we got to this point. Read more

CBS NEWS--With a majority of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana and more states moving toward legalizing medicinal or adult-use programs, the need to decide how prosecutors handle marijuana-related offenses has become a growing issue. Last week, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that her office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases. Read more

AFRO--Even in a news cycle perpetually dominated by the maniacal political machinations of Donald Trump, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby was still be able to garner some national headlines with her announcement last week that her office would no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases. She is also seeking to vacate about 5,000 marijuana convictions. Read more

NPR--Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, regardless of amount or a person's prior criminal record. Read more

MSNBC--Rev. Al Sharpton sits down with Marilyn Mosby to discuss her reasoning behind wanting to decriminalize cannabis in Baltimore and why it's important more now than ever to do so. Read more

The Baltimore Sun--Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday her office would cease prosecuting people for possessing marijuana regardless of the quantity or the person's criminal history. Read more

The Baltimore Sun--Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's surprise announcement Tuesday that her office will no longer be prosecuting marijuana possession cases received widespread approval, particularly from advocates of marijuana's legalization. Read more

US NEWS--BALTIMORE (AP) — The state's attorney in Baltimore will no longer prosecute any marijuana possession cases, regardless of the quantity of the drug or an individual's prior criminal record, authorities announced Tuesday. Read more

THE NEW YORK TIMES-- BALTIMORE — Baltimore has both the highest murder rate among the nation's big cities and one of the most broken relationships between its police and its citizenry. Only one out of four homicides were solved last year. And the city's enforcement of marijuana laws has fallen almost exclusively on African-Americans. Read more

WBAL--Baltimore police announced on Wednesday a major drug bust, a first for the newly formed Major Case Squad aimed at getting violent offenders off the streets. Read more