Del. David Moon: It’s time for Maryland to decriminalize marijuana

When I first ran for office, a reporter asked me whether I had smoked marijuana. I responded that the last poll I saw said 50 percent of Maryland residents admitted trying cannabis. I told the reporter that no matter how I answered, I was therefore a normal Marylander. Indeed, it’s America’s worst-kept secret that marijuana has been with us since the birth of the nation. Three out of our past four Presidents are frank about their “youthful adventures,” and the odd man out is not known for truthfulness. But even while cannabis is used by diverse demographics, we still see some users criminalized, while for others we look the other way. (Daily Record)

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