• Weed in D.C. — what’s legal, what’s not

    WASHINGTON — As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia. Here’s information provided by the D.C. Government on what is legal and illegal under Initiative 71 — the ballot initiative…

  • Public perception of drugged driving skewed

    WASHINGTON — Public perception about drugged driving isn’t keeping pace with the growing number of states legalizing marijuana. AAA Mid-Atlantic believes too many people fail to respect the gravity and potential danger of drugged driving. “Eighty-five percent…

  • D.C. bike shop bans pot opponent Andy Harris

    Turns out there\’s a price to pay for upending the District\’s
    voter-approved measure to legalize marijuana.

  • DC Council approves record sealing for pot crimes

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has made further changes to marijuana laws in the nation’s capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a…

  • Local pot laws change this week

    Starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, possessing a small amount of marijuana will no
    longer be a crime.

  • Keeping kids away from pot brownies

    It is an unintended consequence for the states that have legalized pot: More children showing up in emergency rooms. But it\’s not for
    smoking pot — it\’s eating it.

  • Parenting and pot: When should the conversation start?

    In November, D.C. voters get to cast their ballots on the legalization of marijuana. And if local parents in the metro area are putting off that drug talk, experts say it\’s time to start.

  • Police arrest Glen Burnie man over 2 pounds of pot

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man after recovering more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a shed at his home. WBAL AM (http://bit.ly/1rWKwLw ) reports that…

  • D.C. pot decriminalization goes into effect

    At least for the time being, it\’s no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation\’s capital.

  • Pot decriminalization critics start awareness campaign in D.C.

    The battle over the District\’s law to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has a new front, with the proposal of a local campaign that may ebb criticism from some House Republicans.

  • Wells pushes for decriminalizing pot

    D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is calling on the D.C. Council to pass a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

  • D.C. pushes to decriminalize marijuana

    A majority of D.C. City Council members and Mayor Vince Gray support removing local criminal penalties for marijuana possession, and that could lead to hundreds fewer arrests each year.

  • Unlike adult use, teen pot smoking causes long-term damage

    Adolescents who smoke pot regularly may suffer long-term problems, including permanent brain damage. However, according to a study from the University of
    Maryland School of Medicine, the same isn\’t true for adult smokers.

  • New Md. bills drafted to address substance abuse

    Maryland lawmakers are already at work drafting
    bills on issues dealing with substance abuse and
    public safety.

  • Medical marijuana grown in D.C. stays in D.C.

    Maryland and Virginia residents won\’t be able to buy medical marijuana from the District\’s dispensaries.