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  • U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.
  • Medical marijuana bill poised for Senate, House floor votes

    Medical marijuana bill poised for Senate, House floor votes
    State Senators on Tuesday sent a bill that would allow the medical use of a low-THC level of marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web” to the floor for a vote. A trio of Republican senators – Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, Rob...

    Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...

    Why Democrats are playing the race card

    Why Democrats are playing the race card
    After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the...

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida doctors prescribing a form of medicinal marijuana could face jail time and fines if they fraudulently hand out the low-THC version known as “Charlotte’s Web.” The Legislature is considering whether to...