Marijuana remains the attention-getter in Annapolis this week. The Senate takes a final vote on decriminalizing marijuana Friday.
Despite a negative reception from Gov. Martin O’Malley, lawmakers are moving forward on bills to stop arresting people for small amounts of marijuana.
Two bills that would decriminalize marijuana will get their first hearing Tuesday in a Senate committee.
District of Columbia lawmakers have advanced legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Advocates for marijuana legalization want District of Columbia voters to decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.
It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation’s capital is on the fast track.
Some Maryland lawmakers want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana to save money.