Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.
At least a few measures that pass both chambers generally die when the House and Senate disagree on details.
A Maryland House committee has approved a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
U.S. Capitol Police say a man tried to bring marijuana into the Senate Gallery.
A Maryland Senate panel has approved a measure to get the state’s medical marijuana law working.