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Recap: What Bills Passed On Final Day Of Legislation In Md.

On a busy final day of legislation in Maryland, lawmakers approved the decriminalization of marijuana and a hike in minimum wage.


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Md. Lawmakers Enter Last Day of Session

Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on a marijuana decriminalization bill and an increase in the minimum wage Monday on the last day of the state’s legislative session.


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Md. House Committee to Consider Marijuana Bill

A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana.


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Md. Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee has approved a measure relegating marijuana possession to a civil offense.


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DC Council Takes Huge Step Toward Decriminalizing Pot Possession

Washington’s mayor and police chief are concerned that a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will lead to widespread pot smoking in public.


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Possibility: Parking Tickets May Cost More Than Marijuana Fines In D.C.

District of Columbia lawmakers have advanced legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot.


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DC Councilman Calls for $25, $100 Fines For Pot

District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells is proposing fines of $25 and $100 for possessing or smoking marijuana in a bid to decriminalize small amounts of pot.


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D.C. Council to Weigh Decriminalizing Pot Possession

Two D.C. councilmembers say they plan to introduce legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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Possible Marijuana Cultivation Center Locations In DC Narrowed To Six

Six applicants are a step closer to becoming official medical marijuana cultivation centers in the District after receiving a notice from the D.C. Department of Health on Friday.


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Evangelical Leader Pat Robertson Wants Marijuana Decriminalized

Advocates for decriminalizing marijuana have a new ally in religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.