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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last largely successful legislative term, where gay marriage and the Dream act were passed and the death penalty repealed, our officials let us down on marijuana...
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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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Feds Accuse Sonar’s Daniel McIntosh of Participating in Massive Pot Conspiracy

July 8, 2011
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Daniel McIntosh at a City Paper party September 2005. Photo by Frank Hamilton

Daniel McIntosh, the principal owner of downtown Baltimore’s Sonar nightclub, has been accused in a federal indictment of participating in a cross-country marijuana conspiracy involving more than 1,000 kilograms of the drug and $30 million in proceeds over an eight-year period, according to court documents. City Paper obtained a heavily redacted copy of the...
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