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Congress Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Approved By D.C. Voters

As part of a massive $1.1 trillion, 1,600-page spending bill unveiled on Tuesday night, Congress is likely to block the implementation of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative that was overwhelmingly endorsed by D.C. voters in November.
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Fate Of D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Referendum In Congress Remains Hazy

Even Andy Harris, the Congressional Republican who wrote the policy rider that could block implementation of D.C.'s marijuana legalization law, doesn't know where the provision stands in negotiations.

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Why D.C. Breweries Say They're Drowning In Red Tape

D.C. brewers say the bureaucracy involved in opening a brewery is harder to see through than a freshly-poured Guinness, and it's affecting their bottom line.

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Maryland Lawmakers Line Up Bills On Booze For Next Year

The groundwork is being laid already for a number of bills that will be put forward in Maryland next year, and half a dozen so far from the Montgomery County delegation touch on alcohol.

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Demonstrators Rally For Pregnant Women's Rights Outside Supreme Court

Social welfare groups protested outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices weighed whether pregnant women can be forced to take unpaid leave.
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Virginia Taking New Tack To Address Cigarette Smuggling

The relative low cost of cigarettes in Virginia makes it attractive to smugglers, but a state agency is now endorsing a plan to tackle the problem by licensing retailers of tobacco products.

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Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic On I-395, Eight Arrested

Protesters rallying in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting brought I-395 traffic to a standstill during the weekend.
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Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
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Listen: Civil Rights Lawyer Reacts To Ferguson Verdict

Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, explains why she blames the prosecutor, and not the grand jury, for the lack of an indictment in Ferguson.

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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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