Maryland

Maryland fights to follow Colorado in sensible weed laws.

“Unless you have some other source for this, I’m afraid I’ve got to spoil the party here,” Raskin said. “Your assertion that 37 people died of a marijuana overdose in Colorado was a hoax on the DailyCurrant and the Comedy Central website.” [Capital Gazette]

WHAT AN embarrassment, when the Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop was so desperate to stop weed legalization that he gets punk’d by comedians.

Not only was The Daily Currant story a hoax; it is virtually impossible to overdose on marijuana (unless you consume 20,000 times as much THC as there is in a joint) and there are no known cases. The fact that the police chief for Maryland’s capital city doesn’t know that “underscores why we should not be treating drug issues with a law enforcement approach,” said Marijuana Majority’s Tom Angell. [Think Progress]

Pot doesn’t kill.

The drug war has been an unmitigated failure, just like alcohol prohibition.

The campaign to change Maryland marijuana laws continues, with Annapolis Police Chief Pristoop proving how the anti-legalization crowd is scrambling since the laws changed in Colorado and Washington, as well as other states in the country.