McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

Baltimore Sun Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the General Assembly this year. "Our current drug prohibition laws are wasteful and counterproductive, taking resources away from combating drug violence and promoting treatment options for those suffering with addiction," wrote McIntosh,…

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Long-serving Maryland Senate president says he supports legalization of marijuana

Washington Post The move to legalize marijuana in Maryland has a powerful ally: Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Miller (D-Calvert), who has presided over his chamber for more than a quarter century, said in an interview Friday that he would support legislation allowing the regulated sale of marijuana, similar to what is now taking place in Colorado. “I favor the legalization and taxation of marijuana, with restrictions,” Miller said, adding that he thinks his position will only…

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Tide shifting toward legalizing marijuana in Maryland

Carroll County Times ANNAPOLIS — The road to legalizing recreational use of marijuana would be a tough battle even if the governor supported it. Wednesday, on the first day of the legislative session, Gov. Martin O’Malley voiced a strong opposition to the recreational use of marijuana, on a Baltimore radio program.  Read Full Article

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