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Maryland lawmakers take fresh run at legalizing marijuana
Maryland lawmakers take fresh run at legalizing marijuana

In a year when budget cuts dominate debate in Annapolis, advocates for legalizing marijuana are mounting a renewed effort to get Maryland to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington state - if not now, then in a year or two. A Colorado state legislator and an elected official from Seattle joined legalization supporters at a press conference in Annapolis Friday to say that voter-passed initiatives in their states are proceeding more or less smoothly to treat recreational use of cannabis much like another legal but regulated substance, alcohol. "The sky hasn't fallen. Things are working," said Jonathan Singer, a Colorado state representative. He said he was one of only two...

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