| 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 13, 2013
I read with astonishment The Sun's recent editorial concerning the arrest rates of whites versus blacks for marijuana possession in Baltimore City ("Md.'s new Jim Crow," June 9). Apparently, the ACLU feels that there is some sort of conspiracy at work...
| 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 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 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been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn.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...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Derek William Strickland, 29, of the 600 block of Curtis Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Wednesday in a case in which he was charged with driving under 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).
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Youths and teenagers as young as 12 are causing consternation in Hampden — throwing rocks at cars, vandalizing property, cursing loudly, skipping school, popping car tires with pocket knives and smoking marijuana behind a public school, according to...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:19 PM
I am surprised that the Towson Times (Feb. 15) would endorse the medical marijuana bill favored by state Del. Dan Morhaim (HB1158) and not endorse the medical marijuana bill (HB1024) favored by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department...