Friday, February 05, 2016

Maryland physician-lawmaker will introduce bill further decriminalizing drug possession, facilitating treatment


The Baltimore Sun is reporting (story and op-ed by Lindsay LaSalle )  that Maryland state assemblyman Dan Morhaim will introduce four bills relating to drug use.  One of these would decriminalize possession of very small amounts of harder drugs, and three of them would facilitate treatment of users or addicts without legal ramifications.
 
Brian Witte of Washington DC station WTOP has a similar story here.
 
I have not heard how Republican governor Larry Hogan feels about the bill, but his own recent experience with cancer and treatment may have been humbling.  Media reaction to the bill is positive, and it was mentioned on NBC4-Washington in the 11 PM news tonight.

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