| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A recent ACLU study that found disparate enforcement of marijuana laws in Maryland and throughout the nation raises important and difficult questions about how we use our resources to combat crime, generally, and the possession and sale of marijuana,...
| Jun 13, 2013
I read with astonishment The Sun's recent editorial concerning the arrest rates of whites versus blacks for marijuana possession in Baltimore City ("Md.'s new Jim Crow," June 9). Apparently, the ACLU feels that there is some sort of conspiracy at work...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:35 AM
SANFORD, Fla. — The George Zimmerman second-degree murder case, in which he is accused of shooting an unarmed Trayvon Martin, will proceed to trial after his judge Tuesday denied the defense team's latest request for a delay.
The ruling was...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:48 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who had used marijuana in the past month had smaller waists and lower levels of insulin resistance - a diabetes precursor - than those who never tried the drug, in a new study.
The findings, based on surveys and blood...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday morning, President Barack Obama visited Annapolis to address roughly 1,000 Naval Academy midshipmen. Then he took his seat with other VIPs and the thousands in attendance and watched as the midshipmen, decked out in their pristine dress...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes.
On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:24 PM
EL CENTRO — A handgun was initially reported stolen out of a car while its owner was at the American Legion, according to El Centro Police Department logs. The report was taken early Saturday morning. The reporting party called back and said he...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:10 PM
A man jumped to his death after police responded to a complaint of a person smoking marijuana in his 7th floor Uptown apartment, authorities said.
The man was dead on the scene this morning in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, according to the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Lawmakers in Annapolis rejected a bill this year that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but prosecutors in Baltimore City are already ahead of the curve in treating the offense as a public health issue rather than...