Annapolis Roundup: Medical cannabis, other bills advance

Maryland legislation that expands the state’s medical cannabis industry to include more minority ownership on Thursday passed in the House of Delegates — where it had failed in the waning minutes of the session last year.

Md. Senate passes revised cyberbullying law

Maryland lawmakers in 2013 passed “Grace’s Law,” a bipartisan bill that made it a misdemeanor to repeatedly and maliciously bully someone through use of a computer or cellphone. Five years later, some of the same legislators are back to update the law to reflect the new media landscape.

Gov. Hogan announces cancer diagnosis; bills of interest

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Thursday that he has developed a common and “not-serious” form of skin cancer, and will have a procedure to fully remove the cancerous spots from his forehead Saturday.

State lawmakers put passing bills aside for an annual game of roundball

COLLEGE PARK–Maryland state lawmakers are sometimes known for playing hardball but for one night during the 90-day session they face off against each other in a game of roundball.

Lawmakers lay passing bills aside for a night to pass the rock

COLLEGE PARK– Maryland state lawmakers are sometimes known for playing hardball, but for one night during the 90-day session, they faced off against each other in a game of basketball.

Maryland Has One of the Highest Rates of Marijuana Possession Arrests

Since 2007, Maryland has been in the top five states in marijuana possession arrest rate.

Maryland Lobbyists, Politicians to Renew Push for Marijuana Policy Reform

Riding the wave of national attention and discourse, Maryland lobbyists and some lawmakers will ramp up efforts to pass marijuana decriminalization legislation.

Senators Try Again to Ban Smoking with Kids in Car

Maryland senators want those who smoke in cars with children under 8 to be fined $50. Proponents and opponents presented their cases in a hearing on Thursday before the Judicial Proceedings Committee.