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O’Malley opposing medical marijuana bills

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration opposed Friday measures to legalize medical marijuana, citing concerns that state employees could face federal prosecution for putting into place proposals now before state lawmakers. Joshua Sharfstein, the governor’s health secretary, spoke out ...

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Sen. Raskin worked through his busiest legislative session despite battling cancer

State Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin, Harvard Law School grad and tenured constitutional law professor, admits to having had a bit of an ego and a sarcastic streak during his first four years in the General Assembly. These qualities may ...

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Medical marijuana, ignition locks grab stage during legislative session

ANNAPOLIS — Defendants who use marijuana for necessary medicinal purposes will have a defense to a charge of drug possession, under a bill the General Assembly passed during the 90-day session that ended Monday. The legislature, in an effort to ...

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Md. health chief opposes medical marijuana bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s health secretary said Monday he opposes the current version of a bill to legalize medical marijuana because the department lacks the resources to oversee the system to dispense it and the medical use of the drug remains ...

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Bill to allow medical marijuana in Maryland to have hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are holding a hearing on a measure to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland. The bill will get a hearing Monday afternoon in Annapolis. Last year, the state Senate approved a measure to allow state-licensed pharmacies and ...

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Federal judge: Wal-Mart can fire man for marijuana use

DETROIT — Michigan law legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t stop private businesses from firing people for drug use, a federal judge said Friday in dismissing a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker said the law, approved by ...

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Montel Williams coming to Maryland to push for medical marijuana legislation

ANNAPOLIS — Former Talk show host Montel Williams is coming to Maryland to support legislation that would legalize medical marijuana. Delegate Dan Morhaim said Williams, who is a multiple sclerosis patient, is scheduled to attend a news conference in Annapolis ...

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