Saturday's debate on marijuana decriminalization in the House of Delegates may have been heated, but it wasn't without its giggles.
The subject brought out lawmakers' sense of pun.
Del. Curt Anderson, D-Baltimore, got things rolling early during the two-hour debate.
Anderson said it was "high time" for the legislature to decriminalize pot. Then he apologized.
In an exchange with another lawmaker, Anderson said he "completely forgot" what happened in the 1970s.
"Maybe you were inhaling," Del. Kathy Afzali, R-Frederick, told him. (Earlier in the session, Anderson had admitted to smoking marijuana occasionally.)
Del. Ron George, R-Arnold, alarmed at the speed with which the measure was moving, said he wanted the bill up in smoke.
"Instead of race to the top, this is race to the pot," he said.