Coverage: Efforts to legalize marijuana in Maryland
Follow Maryland lawmakers' efforts to pass a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana.
7:39 PM EDT, July 25, 2014
Sponsor worries draft regulations could deter participation.
7:35 PM EDT, June 24, 2014
Rep. Andy Harris plans to introduce an amendment that would block the District of Columbia's effort to decriminalize marijuana.
April 14, 2014
Doctors, suppliers, police evaluate medical use and decriminalization.
6:00 AM EDT, April 12, 2014
Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session.
April 8, 2014
Lawmakers turn attention to upcoming election.
4:31 PM EDT, April 7, 2014
Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature.
8:52 PM EDT, April 5, 2014
House votes to make pot possession a civil offense.
12:39 PM EDT, April 5, 2014
Decriminalization proposal, thought dead, could be revived.
6:58 PM EDT, April 2, 2014
The House Judiciary Committee voted to reject a move to treat possession of small amounts of the drug as a civil offense.
9:34 PM EDT, March 31, 2014
Lawmakers ironing out differences in plans to launch state medical pot program.
12:09 PM EDT, March 27, 2014
The Senate passed legislation that would give Marylanders with serious medical conditions access to marijuana if it is recommended by a specially licensed physician.
8:03 PM EDT, March 25, 2014
Measure would allow 94 dispensaries across state.
9:11 PM EDT, March 20, 2014
Differences emerge over licensing growers, dispensers.
9:31 PM EDT, March 17, 2014
The House of Delegates approved legislation that would allow specially licensed physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with debilitating medical conditions.
2:04 PM EDT, March 15, 2014
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Saturday to legislation that would liberalize its current law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
2:41 PM EDT, March 14, 2014
Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be treated as a civil offense rather than a crime under a bill that passed the Senate Friday.
9:25 PM EDT, March 13, 2014
Nearly 100 supporters of sweeping changes in Maryland's marijuana laws rallied in the bitter cold in Annapolis.
6:15 AM EDT, March 12, 2014
Legalizing marijuana will only mean more deaths, while alcohol and other drugs remain serious problems in Harford Co.
7:12 PM EST, March 7, 2014
A Senate committee voted 8-3 to approve a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
8:22 PM EST, February 28, 2014
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers vowed to pass legislation this year to create a workable medical marijuana program.
6:49 PM EST, February 25, 2014
Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop issued an apology for inaccurate statements he made about deaths related to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
8:35 PM EST, February 25, 2014
Leaders in the law enforcement community cautioned against loosening marijuana laws Tuesday.
10:46 AM EST, February 21, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown edged a small step further toward acceptance of eventual legalization of marijuana in Maryland.
11:13 PM EST, February 20, 2014
The chairman of a commission set up to oversee the implementation of a medical marijuana program told lawmakers Thursday that the initiative is at least 18 months away from offering pain relief to the first patients.
9:15 PM EST, February 17, 2014
Poll also finds support for changing marijuana laws.
7:31 PM EST, February 10, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown wrote to one of his Democratic rivals expressing approval of her legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana.
8:59 PM EST, February 3, 2014
Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again.
11:32 AM EST, January 31, 2014
A national coalition pushing to legalize marijuana endorsed Del. Heather Mizeur in the race for governor.
5:00 AM EST, January 28, 2014
Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome.
7:19 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in a radio interview on Thursday evening expressed doubt that marijuana should be legalized.
9:24 PM EST, January 28, 2014
Curious what legalized pot would look like in Maryland?
4:18 PM EST, January 21, 2014
A bipartisan pair of senators plans to introduce a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug.
12:30 PM EST, January 22, 2014
State Sen. Allan Kittleman, a Republican running for Howard Co. Executive, said Wednesday that he's supporting a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
8:24 PM EST, January 16, 2014
Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort to change the law in Maryland.
3:10 PM EST, January 15, 2014
As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them.
12:29 PM EST, January 10, 2014
Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland.
1:45 PM EST, January 8, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley rejected the idea of following the lead of Colorado and Washington by legalizing and regulating the sale and use of marijuana in Md.
10:03 PM EST, November 18, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana.
1:11 PM EST, November 13, 2013
The gap between rates for black and white people arrested on marijuana possession charges widened significantly in the past decade.
7:46 PM EST, January 13, 2014
A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana.
7:18 PM EDT, October 28, 2013
A federal judge in Md. handed down lighter prison sentences to defendants in a huge marijuana distribution case.
3:29 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
Howard Co. State's Attorney Dario Broccolino has been named by Gov. Martin O'Malley to a medical marijuana commission, according to a news release.
8:47 PM EDT, September 12, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley named 11 people to a commission to oversee Maryland's new law legalizing marijuana use for medical reasons.
2:39 PM EST, February 15, 2014
City prosecutors have been offering more people charged with marijuana possession a chance to avoid conviction through community service, and recently released data shows that defendants are taking the deal at a rate that has tripled in the course of a year.
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