Drugs

DC council making moves to legalize selling marijuana

Washington, D.C. Council members move forward with legislation that would tax and regulate cannabis and reinvest 50% of revenue back into communities heavily targeted by the drug war.

Annapolis Latinos League provides safe space for players and spectators

Annapolis, MD- The Annapolis Latinos League was formed in 2018 by a single man, Kleber Llivichuzca. Llivichuzca created it with the intention of giving the Latino community a safe space to gather, free of drugs, alcohol and bad language.

A bill set to legalize marijuana in Maryland aims to give back to the community

Delegate Jazz Lewis’s House Bill 32 would legalize and regulate the recreational use of Marijuana in Maryland. Sixty-three percent of the tax revenue would go toward HBCU’s and communities affected by poverty and racism.

Maryland’s suburbs saw a large influx of prescription opioids

Much of the rest of the nation saw suburban areas hit harder than rural or urban areas. However, Maryland saw fewer pills per person on average than across the nation.

Take a walk through Centreville’s opioid haunted house

CENTREVILLE, Md. — Some people’s biggest monster isn’t a goblin or ghost; it’s the struggle of an opioid addiction. A group of people in Queen Anne’s county wanted to educate the community and invite open discussion about the opioid epidemic, so they created the Haunted Trap House, a haunted house with each room representing a different scene in the life of a drug abuser.

Annual cocaine overdose deaths on rise in Maryland

Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority of those deaths — 82%, according to the Maryland Department of Health — involved fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid.

Sarbanes calls insulin-pricing system “hocus pocus”

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes on Wednesday criticized insulin producers for their lack of transparency in setting prices. “I do not buy the argument that the patient is going to be worse off, the consumer is going to…

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Md. launches mobile wellness vehicle to combat addictions

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To fight back against substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic, Maryland officials unveiled a new mobile wellness vehicle where individuals can seek education, treatment and recovery Tuesday morning. Fifty percent of individuals in need of treatment…

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.