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Monthly Archives: October 2020


The Smell of Marijuana Is Not a Valid Reason for Police to Search Your Car Without a Warrant

By Gary E. Gerson |

In Pennsylvania, marijuana is legal in all but name.  For several years, Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program has made it legal for patients with qualifying medical conditions to possess small quantities of smokable or non-smokable cannabis products, provided that they have a valid, state-issued medical cannabis card.  Furthermore, many cities in Pennsylvania have decriminalized possession… Read More »

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Couple Assaults Teen Employee During Mask-Related Dust-Up at Sesame Place

By Gary E. Gerson |

Sesame Street has an outsized reputation for modeling kindness for children, but 2020 has called into question almost everything we thought we knew.  Everyone is frustrated with the pandemic and the quarantine, so one would expect that, when theme parks finally opened this summer after being closed for months, that guests would appreciate them… Read More »

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Gov. Wolf’s Proposal: Legalize Recreational Marijuana and Use the Proceeds to Fund Restorative Justice Efforts

By Gary E. Gerson |

Governors of Pennsylvania may only serve two terms, and Gov. Tom Wolf is currently serving his second one, so he is not eligible to seek reelection in 2022.  Since he took office in 2015, the circumstances in which a person can be sentenced to jail or prison for cannabis possession have become fewer.  The… Read More »

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Some Counties in Western Pennsylvania Charge Inmates for Every Night That They Spend in Jail

By Gary E. Gerson |

Would you believe it if someone told you that your $1200 coronavirus stimulus check could pay for four months of room and board?  In some cases, it can, but only if the accommodations are in a county jail.  Is this the worst case of the criminal justice system punishing people for being poor?  Is… Read More »

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