Coverage: Efforts to legalize marijuana in Maryland
Follow Maryland lawmakers' efforts to pass a bill that would regulate and tax 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.
5:00 AM EST, February 27, 2014
Legalization of marijuana might make sense, but deeper problems will persist.
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