| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, who's running for governor, unveiled a proposal to tax and legalize sales of pot, most of the reactions from Maryland politicians were muted — with one Frederick County delegate providing a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey.
The Monitoring the Future survey,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:48 AM
On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland. Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Mizeur, a state delegate from...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The story: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl.
The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit.
But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in.
During a FOX Sports podcast...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Fairview Street and North Coast Highway: A caller reported at 8:59 a.m. Monday that a vacant building's windows had been broken.
Broadway Street: A caller reported at 7:25 p.m. Monday that a transient repeatedly sleeps on property in the 300...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 AM
City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter.
It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said.
"With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Here is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot:
Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president.
In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans' quickening...