Annapolis, MD - June 17, 2024 - Maryland Gov. Wes Moore is planning to pardon more than 175,000 marijuana convictions on Monday, according to a Washington Post report published Sunday night.

Based on the Post’s reporting, the governor would be forgiving marijuana-related charges for roughly 100,000 people.

After President Joe Biden issued a mass pardon of federal marijuana convictions in 2022, he called on governors to do the same at the state level. That same year, Maryland voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana statewide, which took effect July 1, 2023.

Nine other states have made similar moves. The state-level action is rivaled only by one other state, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.... Read More: WBAL