| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Maryland has earned yet another dubious distinction: The lowest-ranked state for personal freedom in the country.
A recent study, "Freedom in the 50 states," from the market-oriented Mercatus Center at George Mason University faults Maryland's strict...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 4:26 AM
State budget: The General Assembly approved a $14.6 state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, closing a budget gap of about $1.5 billion. Part of a $34 billion spending plan that includes federal contributions and other pots of money,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Since the legislature wants to play doctor, a little medical education is required before it can obtain and then defend a DEA license like I have. In their excellent opinion Friday ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7), Drs. Dinah...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
I've read a pair of forceful screeds against medical marijuana in The Sun's editorial section lately ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7; "Who says marijuana is safe and effective?" March 13). Both make the rather uncontroversial...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:11 AM
On March 9, Gov. Martin O'Malleysaid he is likely to veto a medical marijuana law if the Maryland General Assembly passes one. His spokeswoman said he is concerned about a Feb. 9, 2012 letter from Charles Oberly, Delaware's U.S. attorney, to Gov. Jack...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malleyneeds to do the right thing and sign medical marijuana legislation if it makes it to his desk ("Patients urge OK of medical marijuana," March 10).
While there have been studies showing that marijuana can shrink cancerous tumors,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:33 PM
As proposals take shape for a medical marijuana program in Maryland, the state is considering an approach that would put academic centers such as the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland at the helm as a way of closely monitoring the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:06 PM
A panel that met Wednesday to explore whether Maryland should modify its marijuana laws may have come up with the most practical proposal yet to allow the medical use of marijuana by people suffering from chronic pain or illness, while discouraging the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In response to the Reuters report that appeared in your newspaper about the global fight against HIV/AIDS, I'm writing to raise awareness of the usefulness of medical marijuana in AIDS treatment ("Obama raises U.S. goal on fighting AIDS," Dec. 1).
| Dec 9, 2011
| 5:53 PM
A state panel charged with making recommendations on medical marijuana presented two divergent plans Friday, failing to find consensus on an issue that will likely be debated during the coming legislative session.
The 22-member group, headed by Dr....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With any new medical treatment, the primary consideration for doctors is the evidence — how effective is it, what are the side effects, what are the indications, what is the appropriate dose, and so on. That should go for lawmakers and regulators,...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Sun's editorial on medical marijuana is misguided at best and heartless at worst ("Md. should go slow on medical marijuana," Jan. 3). It's clear that the reports of the medical marijuana work group were not reviewed carefully, and so the editorial...