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  • Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races:
  • State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana

    State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana
    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...

    House to vote on marijuana decriminalization

    House to vote on marijuana decriminalization
    The House of Delegates is poised to vote Saturday afternoon on whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, a significant milestone in a long fight to treat the drug as no worse than a minor traffic offense. A key committee that...

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    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...

    Kittleman co-sponsors marijuana decriminalization bill

    Kittleman co-sponsors marijuana decriminalization bill
    State Sen. Allan Kittleman, a Republican running for Howard County Executive, said Wednesday that he's supporting a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana because "it's a public safety issue."  The bill, co-sponsored by...