Baltimore Marijuana Diversion Program Nearly Triples In Size

Day of Actions Include Public Hearing on Bill, Evening Event in Nearby Latham, and Powerful New Video About Patients, Doctors and the Compassionate Care Act

MARYLAND:  City prosecutors have been offering more people charged with marijuana possession a chance to avoid conviction through community service, and recently released data shows that defendants are taking the deal at a rate that has tripled in the course of a year. Close to 4,500 went into the program, known as “diversion,” in 2013 Read the full article…

Draft Of Legalized Pot Bill Calls For Taxes, Potency ratings

Advocates for recreational marijuana intend to introduce a detailed plan as soon as Wednesday that would rely on the state comptroller to heavily regulate and tax pot  - at about $50 an ounce to start.

MARYLAND:  Curious what legalized pot would look like in Maryland? Advocates for recreational marijuana intend to introduce a detailed plan as soon as Wednesday that would rely on the state comptroller to heavily regulate and tax pot  – at about $50 an ounce to start. Retailers would not be allowed to sell it anyone under Read the full article…

Connecticut Gov. Malloy: Medical Marijuana to be Sold by Summer!

Medical marijuana will go on sale in Connecticut by summer 2014

MARYLAND:  Medical marijuana will go on sale in Connecticut by summer 2014, dispensed throughout the state by four vendors, Governor Dannel Malloy said on Tuesday. Marijuana is illegal in the United States under federal law, but Connecticut is among 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that allow use of marijuana for medical purposes. Read the full article…

Maryland Gov. O'Malley Opposes Decriminalizing Marijuana As Leaders Align In Support Of Minimum Wage Hike

While O'Malley said he believes a medical marijuana law approved last year could get more attention this session, he said he wasn't a fan of decriminalizing the drug.

MARYLAND:  Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday before the start of the 2014 General Assembly session that he was “not much in favor” of decriminalizing marijuana. O’Malley appeared for about 45 minutes on a broadcast of WEAA’s Marc Steiner Show from the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. While O’Malley said he believes a medical marijuana law approved Read the full article…

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Mizeur To Back Legalized Marijuana

MARYLAND: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education. Mizeur, a state delegate from Montgomery County, plans to spell out a detailed proposal Tuesday on how Maryland could control the cultivation and Read the full article…

Gov. O’Malley Appoints Commission To Oversee Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program

O’Malley (D) appointed 11 members to the Medical Marijuana Commission, as called for by legislation approved during this year’s session of the General Assembly.

MARYLAND: Maryland moved a step closer to dispensing medical marijuana on Thursday with the appointment of a commission by Gov. Martin O’Malley to oversee the program.