Maryland Governor Signs Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

By: Monday April 14, 2014 10:57 am

Maryland becomes the 21st state with a functional medical marijuana law, and the 10th to be approved through the state legislature

Right Under Congress’s Nose, Big Progress on Pot

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Maryland and D.C. aren’t just catching up with some of the more supportive parts of the country — there are also some very promising signs the mid-Atlantic could soon move into the lead.

Maryland Set to Decriminalize Marijuana After Gov. Pledges to Sign Bill

By: Monday April 7, 2014 4:10 pm

After some heated last minute maneuvers in the House of Delegates over the weekend the state of Maryland is set to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. On Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley pledged to sign the marijuana decriminalization bill recently approved by the Senate.

Pot Decriminalization Bills Advance in New Hampshire and Maryland

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30 am

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.

Poll Shows Majority of Marylanders Supports Pot Legalization as Maryland Senate Prepares to Approve Decriminalization

By: 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.

Annapolis Police Chief Cites Parody Story About Marijuana Overdoses in Testimony

By: 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.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program, in Name Only

By: 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.

Emily’s List Backs Heather Mizeur for Governor in Maryland

By: 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.

Maryland Gov. Candidate Backs Marijuana Legalization In Attempt to Gain Traction

By: 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.

Majority in Maryland Backs Marijuana Legalization

By: 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.

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