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  • 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.”
  • House GOP writing 'principles' for immigration reform

    WASHINGTON — House speaker John A. Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that his leadership team was drafting “principles” for overhauling immigration laws that will be presented in coming weeks. Boehner made the remarks Wednesday...

    Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay
    In a shoebox of a courtroom at Baltimore's central booking facility on a recent day, Judge Nicole Pastore Klein worked swiftly to determine the price of freedom for men and women accused of crimes. Attempting to disarm a police officer: $150,000....