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Growing research finds psychedelics effective in treating disease

Gordon McGlothlin, who took his first puff at age 12 behind his family's garage, tried to quit smoking for years, but no cessation technique worked until he used a psychedelic drug. Researchers with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave the 69-year-old a derivative of psychedelic...

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    Orioles replenish bullpen by recalling Ondrusek, optioning Bridwell

    The new-look Orioles bullpen now has its share of optionable pieces, which will allow manager Buck Showalter to add fresh relief arms when needed. Prior to Thursday’s interleague game against the Washington Nationals, the Orioles made a move to replenish their pen. The club optioned right-hander...

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    • New Howard housing director: "We want people to live and work here"

      New Howard housing director: "We want people to live and work here"

      When some developers are less than thrilled by Howard County's rules for dispersing affordable housing in new housing, Kelly Cimino delivers her trademark response: "Wouldn't it be great if the teachers who work at the schools you use to market your project could live in the county?" This Howard...

    • Maryland Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

      Maryland Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana commission has released how top applicants ranked to grow and dispense marijuana in the state. The rankings released Wednesday show that Holistic Industries in Prince George's County and Shore Naturals in Worcester County initially didn't make...

    • Kevin Plank's Sagamore Ventures invests in Baltimore tote-bag maker and shop

      Kevin Plank's Sagamore Ventures invests in Baltimore tote-bag maker and shop

      Under Armour's Kevin Plank has invested in a Baltimore-based tote and duffel bag maker and shop. Plank's Sagamore Ventures LLC has invested an undisclosed amount in Treason Toting Co., started in 2013 in by Baltimore craftsmen Jason Bass and Aaron Jones. The maker of leather and canvas bags and...

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    • A costly shot

      A costly shot

      For the millions of Americans with serious allergies, the EpiPen Auto-Injector isn't an optional piece of equipment. It can provide an emergency shot of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, that can spell the difference between life or death for someone facing a potentially dangerous allergic...

    • Understanding Black Lives Matter through the eyes of a teacher

      Understanding Black Lives Matter through the eyes of a teacher

      Ask most Baltimore or D.C. teachers or principals about their daily work and I bet you will better understand the Black Lives Matter movement. I am a white man who was a high school teacher and assistant principal respectively in Baltimore City Public Schools and the District of Columbia Public...

    • Trump supporters and the Milgram effect

      Trump supporters and the Milgram effect

      Nineteen sixty-one was a remarkable year. In the U.S., Freedom Riders were progressing the cause of civil rights and Kennedy was dreaming about the moon. Humans, for the first time, sailed with the stars and orbited our planet. Around the world, the Cold War was ramping up its ferocity, walls were...

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    • With Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at convention, GOP fundraising gets boost

      With Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at convention, GOP fundraising gets boost

      For the first time since he took office, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan attended the annual conference of local government officials in Ocean City this week, and his arrival ushered in more robust GOP fundraising. The three-day annual Maryland Association of Counties' summer conference has always...

    • Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?

      Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?

      When a team of researchers in Alabama published a blog last week, they effectively ousted a veteran attorney working for the City of Baltimore. On Wednesday, team leader Heidi Beirich wrote online that Glen Keith Allen had been a dues-paying member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. On Thursday,...

    • Maryland public defenders juggle heavy caseloads; critics say indigent clients suffer

      Maryland public defenders juggle heavy caseloads; critics say indigent clients suffer

      The Annapolis district courts have not been gaveled into session for the day, but already more than a dozen criminal defendants and their relatives are milling around in the hallway when a public defender arrives, a stack of thick manila folders under his arm. He calls out a list of names. One...

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