marijuana legalization http://delmarvapublicradio.net en MD Governor Signs Bills http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-governor-signs-bills <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.</p><p>The ceremony was held Tuesday, hours after the General Assembly session ended.</p><p>O'Malley included $4.3 million in next year's budget to fund the expansion, but it took an act of the legislature to put his plan in action.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for governor, called the measure another step toward universal pre-K, a major theme of his campaign.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:28:11 +0000 Don Rush 52277 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Governor Signs Bills MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-joins-marijuana-rally <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug.</p><p>Del. Heather Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, is the lead sponsor of a bill that would make pot possession a civil offense, punishable by a $100 fine instead of arrest. Offenders under age 21 would receive drug education.</p><p>Mizeur is also sponsoring a marijuana legalization bill.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:22:22 +0000 Don Rush 50745 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally Lt. Gov. Brown Not Ready To Legalize Marijuana http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/lt-gov-brown-not-ready-legalize-marijuana <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Colorado and Washington state should be applauded for legalizing marijuana, but he wants to learn more about what happens in those states before supporting legalization in Maryland.</p><p>Brown, who is running for governor, talked about a variety of marijuana measures on Friday during a meeting with Baltimore lawmakers.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:37:27 +0000 Don Rush 49683 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Lt. Gov. Brown Not Ready To Legalize Marijuana