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Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Ninety percent of the people busted for marijuana in the District are black. That's wrong and needs to be fixed now. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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By Brian Witte, Chris Gordon
      

Md. Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate passed a House of Delegates bill 42-4 on Monday with bipartisan support, sending the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley. Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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By Brian Witte, NBC Washington

Md. House Approves Medical Marijuana

Md. House Approves Medical Marijuana

The House voted 108-28 for the bill on Monday. The measure now goes to the Senate. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo
      

Md. Senate Votes to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

Under the new bill, anyone caught with up to 10 grams (0.35 ounce) would receive a citation and a $100 fine instead of being charged with a crime. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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By Mark Segraves
      

Md. Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Just days after voting to abolish the death penalty, Maryland lawmakers took up another hot-button issue: decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Md. Bill Would Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

Md. Bill Would Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

The State Senate advanced a bill that would eliminate jail time for anyone caught with less than 10 grams of pot. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:57 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Pro-Marijuana Candidate Takes on Poorly Run Elections

Thies: Pro-Marijuana Candidate Takes on Poorly Run Elections

Zukerberg bounces back from efforts to toss him out of the race and the Washington Post says he was right. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Pro-Pot Candidate Stays on D.C. Ballot

Pro-Pot Candidate Stays on D.C. Ballot

A candidate who wants to decriminalize marijuana beat back a challenge from one of his opponents and will appear on the April 23 special election ballot in D.C. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Special Election in D.C. Heats Up

Thies: Special Election in D.C. Heats Up

A candidate who seeks to decriminalize marijuana could see his campaign go up in smoke. Read »

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Pro-Pot Candidate First to File for D.C. Ballot

Pro-Pot Candidate First to File for D.C. Ballot

Paul Zukerberg, who is running on a pro-marijuana decriminalization platform, files for At-Large Council special election. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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