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End prohibition: Mencken, marijuana, and me

August 30, 2013
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End prohibition: Mencken, marijuana, and me

Yesterday, the Justice Department finally announced that it would not prosecute individuals in states that have legalized marijuana or sue the states to reverse their laws. During Maryland’s last largely successful legislative term, where gay marriage and the Dream act were passed and the death penalty repealed, our officials let us down on marijuana...
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Three of Dan McIntosh’s Pot-Conspiracy Co-Defendants Sentenced

December 11, 2012
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Three of Dan McIntosh’s Pot-Conspiracy Co-Defendants Sentenced

Anthony Marcantoni, one of the founders of Ground Control jujitsu studio who had his own location in Owings Mills, was handed a 121-month prison sentence yesterday after pleading guilty for his part in the cross-country pot conspiracy involving former Sonar nightclub co-owner Daniel McIntosh and 14 others (“Risky Business,” Feature, Aug. 15). Marcantoni, 32,...
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Dan McIntosh Convicted

November 2, 2012
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Yesterday, a federal jury convicted Daniel McIntosh of conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more but less than 1000 kilograms of marijuana. Thus, McIntosh is not facing a mandatory life sentence – which would have been the penalty had the jury found the amount of weed involved to...
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Smoking Pot Does Not Hurt Your Lungs

January 11, 2012
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Smoking Pot Does Not Hurt Your Lungs

Holy smokes (New York Times). The equivalent of a bowl a day, every day, for seven years did not impair lung function in the 5,000 stoners studied for this JAMA article.  Snowboarders, rejoice! Oh. You already are.  Ok, carry on, then.
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