| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
With most of the heavy lifting behind them, Maryland legislators will convene Monday for a final frenzy of lawmaking before the 2013 General Assembly session adjourns at midnight.
Bills that could affect every dog owner and every driver who talks on a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:27 PM
As the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, advocates for legalizing the drug saw an opening move in a multiyear effort to make it completely legal.
"I think the taboo has been lifted on talking about...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Legislation to allow academic centers to dispense medical marijuana is headed to the House of Delegates after two committees endorsed the proposal Wednesday.
The bill would allow doctors and nurses to give the drug to cancer patients, those with...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Maryland is on its way to becoming the 19th state to have a medical marijuana program after the Maryland Senate passed the measure 42-4 today.
The bill heads to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to sign it.
The drug would be administered by...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Legislation to legalize medical marijuana passed the House of Delegates Monday, sending the measure to the Senate.
The bill would allow marijuana to be distributed through academic research centers by doctors and nurses. Similar measures have failed...
| Apr 9, 2013
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration withdrew its opposition to legislation allowing doctors and nurses to dispense medical marijuana to patients through academic medical centers, raising prospects for passage this year.
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
For years, patients in Maryland with intractable pain, chronic diseases or terminal diseases have lobbied lawmakers to legalize the medical use of marijuana to ease their symptoms. And for years the state has been torn between compassion and caution about...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's the nice governor is dropping his opposition to the medical marijuana law now being considered by the legislature. It would have been an important first step if this were 2003 ("O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill," March 8)....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana hit friction in a key committee Thursday afternoon.
The proposal to give only a fine - and not jail time - to people caught with less than 10 grams of pot passed the Senate...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Regarding your editorial on the proposed legalization of medical marijuana in Maryland, it's true that anyone in California who wants a medical marijuana recommendation can get one ("Due caution," March 12). The recommendation allows consumers to purchase...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The General Assembly has passed a law that allows caregivers of patients who use medical marijuana to possess up to an ounce of pot without being convicted of a crime.
"We are expressing our belief that people who are sick should be able to access the...