| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
| Sep 2, 2013
Bowing to changing times and admittedly limited prosecutorial resources, the Justice Department announced last week it would not seek to block state laws legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. The declaration represented a major reversal...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
When longtime Winters Lane resident Emma Pennington heard a Baltimore County Police officer had been shot and killed in her neighborhood last Wednesday, she was stunned.
"My goodness, my goodness, that is terrible," she said.
"A police officer shot,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I would like to thank Randall Leonard for his May 28 commentary, "Punishing honesty at the Naval Academy." Ethics is a subject not to be taken lightly, especially for those who hold coalition, enemy, and civilian lives in the balance. There is, however, a...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday morning, President Barack Obama visited Annapolis to address roughly 1,000 Naval Academy midshipmen. Then he took his seat with other VIPs and the thousands in attendance and watched as the midshipmen, decked out in their pristine dress...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose.
Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28.
Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:37 AM
In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Lawmakers in Annapolis rejected a bill this year that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but prosecutors in Baltimore City are already ahead of the curve in treating the offense as a public health issue rather than...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn.
The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A recent ACLU study that found disparate enforcement of marijuana laws in Maryland and throughout the nation raises important and difficult questions about how we use our resources to combat crime, generally, and the possession and sale of marijuana,...