The steady march for marijuana reform continues as efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana advance in both the New Hampshire and Maryland Legislature this week.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:39 pm|
A slim majority of Marylanders believe that marijuana should be legal in their state. The newly released Goucher Poll found 39.4 percent of adults think pot should remain illegal while 50.1 percent the use of marijuana should be made legal.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 26, 2014 9:04 am|
You can’t make this up. During testimony on a proposed bill to legalize marijuana in Maryland, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a parody story about marijuana overdoses to make his case against legalization.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 21, 2014 11:04 am|
Last year Maryland approved a medical marijuana law. The problem is that the rules governing it are so restrictive it might not help anyone for years, if ever. The rules are so bad even the guy in charge of the program is pessimistic about its success.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 13, 2013 11:40 am|
Haether Mizeur made big news last month for endorsing marijuana legalization and putting forward a plan to tax and regulate it like alcohol.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:54 am|
Faced with a crowded Democratic primary for governor in Maryland, Heather R. Mizeur has decided to endorse marijuana legalization, which should help create a real contrast with her opponents.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 11, 2013 7:40 am|
There is now a second poll confirming that a majority of people in Maryland want marijuana to be fully legalized. A new Goucher Poll found that 51 percent adults in Maryland think marijuana should be made legal in their state while only 40 percent support continuing the prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 4, 2013 1:17 pm|
The people of Maryland are ready to legalize marijuana even if their political leaders haven’t come around yet.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 2, 2013 12:00 pm|
With a stroke of his pen Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) made his state the latest to adopt medical marijuana. One of the several bills O’Malley signed into law this morning was HB 1101, Medical Marijuana – Academic Medical Centers – Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission. The law takes effect October 1st.
This makes Maryland the 19th state to technically adopt a medical marijuana law.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 3:00 pm|
During the last day of the legislative session the Maryland Senate overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana bill. It passed in a vote of 42 yes to 4 no. The bill, HB 1101, had previously cleared the House of Delegates last month. It now goes to the desk of Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).