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Maryland Medical Marijuana Advocates Happy Over Obama Administration Decision

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Maryland is one of 14 states affected by the Obama administration's decision to curb prosecutions of medical marijuana users. Advocates of medical marijuana are hailing the decision, even though it isn't actually legal in Maryland.

State law allows for reduced penalties for those convicted of using marijuana for medicinal purposes. The only change made to the Maryland law since it passed in 2003 was to expand the number of diseases that can be defended by medical marijuana. Initially, only cancer was covered. But now HIV-AIDS, seizures, and sickle cell anemia are as well.

Matt Bush reports...

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Customers Bid Farewell To One Of The D.C. Region's Last Video Stores

Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Analysis: U.S. Capitol Renovations And The D.C. Council's Lawsuit Against Mayor Gray

Roll Call's David Hawkings joins Matt Bush to discuss the D.C. council's suit against Mayor Gray and the expensive process of rehabilitating the U.S. Capitol Dome.
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Free Public Wi-Fi Comes To NoMa

The NoMa Business Improvement District has started to provide free Wi-Fi in some parts of the neighborhood, but some users say the service is still too sluggish.

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