As Congress debates legalizing marijuana, youth use is up

Roughly 44% of college students consumed marijuana in 2020, according to a July survey by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.

Medical cannabis is a high priority in Md. legislature

Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products; allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment; and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly.

Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing

Supporters and detractors alike gathered in Annapolis to testify about two marijuana legalization bills being heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon.

D.C. Pro-Marijuana Group Preps to Give Away Thousands of Joints on Inauguration Day

DCMJ is planning to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s stated opposition to federal legalization of marijuana by passing out over 4,200 joints at Friday’s inauguration.

New Generation of Entrepreneurs Aims to Take Advantage of D.C.’s Budding Marijuana Market

A new generation of entrepreneurs is positioning itself to take advantage of an emerging marijuana market in the nation’s capital by attracting customers with upscale products.

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Initiative 71 makes it legal for anyone over 21 in Washington, D.C. to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and to grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes. The marijuana must be consumed on private property and cannot be sold, but rather must be traded or shared.

House Committee Hears Bills on Decriminalization, Legalization of Marijuana

Other Bills Would Change College Sexual Assault Policies, Reform Rape-Kit Processing

Senate Bill Would Expunge Past Marijuana Offenses

A bill to remove convictions for marijuana use or possession of less than 10 grams from criminal records received a lukewarm response from the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday.

Law Enforcement Argues Against Marijuana Decriminalization, Legalization

Dozens of uniformed law enforcement officials showed up at the state capital to push back against advancing efforts to loosen Maryland’s marijuana laws.

Maryland Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

Maryland is one step closer to decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana this legislative session, though a series of hurdles remain.