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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Norton Hosting Discussion on Synthetic Marijuana

Norton Hosting Discussion on Synthetic Marijuana

The District of Columbia's representative in Congress is hosting a discussion on the use of synthetic marijuana in the city. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

Maryland legislators will start discussing medical marijuana related bills today, but a spokeswoman for Gov. O'Malley said if any of these bills make it to his desk, he would likely veto them. Read »

Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: O'Malley Debates McDonnell

AM Read: O'Malley Debates McDonnell

The two governors faced off on CNN Sunday to discuss 2012 and recent economic growth in their states and the country. Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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By Michael Felberbaum, AP

Bid to Study Pot Sales at Va. ABC Stores Fails

Bid to Study Pot Sales at Va. ABC Stores Fails

A Virginia lawmaker's proposal to study the possibility of selling marijuana through state-run liquor stores has gone up in smoke. Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Gingrich Still a Factor in VA?

AM Read: Gingrich Still a Factor in VA?

Could Gingrich try to help Ron Paul beat Romney in Virginia? Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Perry Stein

Morning Read: Dark Future For iGaming in D.C.

Morning Read: Dark Future For iGaming in D.C.

The D.C. Finance and Revenue Committee voted to repeal the Internet gambling measure Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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By Associated Press

Va. Bid to Get Pot Reclassified by Feds Fails

Va. Bid to Get Pot Reclassified by Feds Fails

A Virginia lawmaker's push to get the governor to petition the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug has failed. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By Perry Stein

Afternoon Read: Weighing in on MD Budget

Afternoon Read: Weighing in on MD Budget

Questions surrounding Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget plan intensify. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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By Perry Stein

Afternoon Read: A Day of Protest for D.C.

Afternoon Read: A Day of Protest for D.C.

Occupy D.C. continues its protest outside the Capitol. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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By Tim Persinko, Rick Yarborough, Tisha Thompson

Emergency Marijuana Bill Passes in D.C.

The D.C. Council voted today to limit the number of medical marijuana centers that can operate in one ward. Read »

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