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Pot as medicine [Editorial]
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:25 EDT
Our view: Proposed rules on access to medical marijuana are so restrictive many patients may never be able to get it

A state commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug's therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The commissioners need to balance the scientific and medical issues raised by medical marijuana against the legal constraints imposed by state and federal statutes. But in trying to walk a fine line between the two, the panel appears to have crafted rules that in some instances are so restrictive that many patients with illnesses that could be treated with the drug may never be able to get it.

EDITORIAL: High times in Potland in Denver and Seattle
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:44:05 -0400

Denver calls itself Pothead City, but it has competition. In Seattle, a pothead can get a high out of a soda-pop bottle, and more reefer madness is on the way.

Colorado and Washington are the only states where pot is legal, but voters in Alaska and Oregon will decide in ...


EDITORIAL: Vote fraud is no phantom menace; it’s real
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:09 -0400

Democrats argue that voter fraud is a phantom menace. Sensible safeguards for the integrity of elections, such as requiring the presentation of valid voter identification at the polls, are racist schemes to suppress turnout.

Election officials in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, found it otherwise this week, uncovering ...


EDITORIAL: The tax man’s ethics
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:47:05 -0400

Sometimes real news becomes parody. Over at the Internal Revenue Service, where nobody seems to be in charge, one of the managers of the ethics office faces disbarment for unethical conduct.

Three years ago, the tax-collection agency hired one Takisha McGee and gave her supervisory authority in the Office of ...


People without borders
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Sometimes empathy can come from the strangest of places. One of my goals this year has been to strive to recognize the connectivity that I have with the world in which I live — to realize that I am no

Those were the days
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
I would like to comment on the article “Summer treats in the trees” (Aug. 20) written by Kerri Eiker.

Hinckley should be charged with murder
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Now that the death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, John Hinckley Jr. should be charged with murder and the issue of his alleged insanity should be revisite

Bickel’s résumé long and strong
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
This is a response to a Aug. 20 letter to the editor about Karl Bickel. When Karl Bickel wrote that he had been quoted in USA Today and The Huffington Post, he was being factual. He has also been publ

Poll shows Hogan still very much in race
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Last week, the Maryland Republican Party released one of the first polls of the 2014 gubernatorial season. And while all partisan polls — indeed, all polls in general — need to be taken with a grain o

Reasons abound to deny shooting range
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
The recent articles on the gun range proposal at Sugarloaf Mountain have gotten my attention. As a resident living in the shadow of the mountain, I have ample opportunity to witness the activities in

Are Delaney, Van Hollen having second thoughts?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
This is regarding your Aug. 19 story “Local police receive free surplus military equipment.”

Maryland’s health care website fiasco not forgotten
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Auditors from the federal government are delving into the debacle of Maryland’s health insurance exchange, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Ice-bucket ethics
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Anyone who has picked up a newspaper, watched TV or perused social media in the last few weeks knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for research into treatments and a cure for amyot

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