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Study Finds Signs of Brain Changes in Pot Smokers

A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

04/15/2014

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Prosecutors Confronting Marijuana Law’s Challenges in Md.

A new law that will decriminalize marijuana in October involves some ambiguities that police and prosecutors are just beginning to confront.

04/14/2014

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O’Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.

04/14/2014

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Compromises Fail on Several High-Profile Md. Bills

At least a few measures that pass both chambers generally die when the House and Senate disagree on details.

04/09/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Md. House Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A Maryland House committee has approved a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

04/05/2014

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Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now

A member of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect.

04/04/2014

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Poll: 69 Percent Of Americans Say Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana

In a national survey that shows the American public is ready for a truce in the ongoing war on drugs, a two-thirds majority of U.S. adults (67 percent) say that the government should focus more on providing treatment for people using drugs such as heroin and cocaine instead of jail time.

04/04/2014

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Md. House Committee Reworks Marijuana Bill

Maryland’s legislature apparently won’t eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana possession this year, but a House committee isn’t ruling it out for the future.

04/02/2014

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D.C. Mayor Gray Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.

03/31/2014

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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.

03/31/2014

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