The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Friday approved a measure relegating marijuana possession to a civil offense.
Three of the 11 Senators voted against the measure. Sen. Christopher Shank, D-Washington, who voted against it last year, said he was uncertain at the start of a meeting Friday. At the end of a 30-minute discussion, he held his nose and voted “yes.”
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation’s capital under a bill approved Tuesday by the D.C. Council.
Annapolis Police say two people were arrested after several bags of suspected marijuana were found in a car during a traffic stop.
Some lawmakers are hoping to jump-start Maryland’s stalled medical marijuana program and include treatment for children.
Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore is resigning after she was charged with disorderly conduct in an exchange with a campus police officer and later cited for marijuana possession.
A jury in Annapolis has convicted a Crofton businessman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his associate in an alleged coast-to-coast marijuana trafficking operation.
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.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Friday that Colorado and Washington state should be applauded for moving ahead with legalizing marijuana but he wants to learn more about what happens in those states before he would support legalizing it in Maryland.
A Nebraska man has been charged in connection with alleges sales of drugs, gun and counterfeit currency on the Silk Road website.
The outcome of the 2014 gubernatorial race could mean some changes in the state’s approach to marijuana.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is expressing support for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in Maryland.