| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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.
The vote was 36 to 8. The measure now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation last year failed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Melvin Terrance Allen, 30, of the 200 block of South Parke Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Friday in a case in which he was charged with traffic-related violations including driving while his license was suspended and operating a...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in.
During a FOX Sports podcast...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows.
Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19).
As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:48 AM
On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland. Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Mizeur, a state delegate from...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, who's running for governor, unveiled a proposal to tax and legalize sales of pot, most of the reactions from Maryland politicians were muted — with one Frederick County delegate providing a...