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Maryland House Gives Initial OK to Medical Pot Bill

A measure designed to make Maryland’s medical marijuana law effective moved a step forward on Saturday in the Maryland House of Delegates.

03/16/2014

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Maryland Better Off Legalizing Marijuana, Police Veteran Says

Maryland’s marijuana prohibition hurts more people than it helps, a veteran narcotics investigator told lawmakers Thursday. But he said police want to keep it illegal because drug enforcement is part of their professional culture.

03/13/2014

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D.C. Elections Officials Let Pot Initiative Go Forward

Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city’s voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

03/11/2014

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D.C. Gives Final Approval to Marijuana Decriminalization

The D.C. Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

03/04/2014

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Md. Senators Spar With Police Over Marijuana Bills

The Annapolis police chief cited a news story about marijuana overdose deaths in Colorado when he testified Tuesday against legalizing the drug, not realizing the story was a hoax.

02/25/2014

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Government Lets Banks, Marijuana Dealers Do Business

The federal government is giving banks a roadmap for doing business with marijuana sellers.

02/14/2014

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Poll: Most Coloradans Think Pot Law Hurts State’s Image

Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state.

02/10/2014

A top Hawaiian lawmaker is calling for the legalization of marijuana in order to pay of billions in state debt and improvements to transportation and public education programs. (Getty Images)

D.C. Council Could Make Major Changes to Pot Bill

The D.C. Council is set to take its first vote on decriminalizing marijuana Tuesday, but city lawmakers are considering a major change to the proposed law that would allow police to lock you up if you’re caught lighting up in public.

02/03/2014

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Marijuana Banking Regulations on the Way

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.

01/23/2014

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Obama: Pot Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”

01/19/2014

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