Baltimore To stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Cases
The city of Baltimore, Maryland will no longer prosecute simple cases of marijuana possession. AP reports, state's attorney Marilyn Mosby says it has no public safety value. The city of Baltimore, like many others, is mired in fiscal crisis. Mosby says, “no one who is serious about public safety can honestly say that spending resources to jail people for marijuana use is a smart way to use our limited time and money.” She adds her office seeks to set aside 5,000 prior conviction dating back to 2011. Nearly 60% of the people currently serving prison sentences in the United States are there for non violent drug offenses. That's costing you & me $20,000 per prisoner per year.