Women's magazines are about much more than fashion and beauty. Today we examine the political history of publications written by women, for women.
Earlier this month, US Attorney General Eric Holder directed his staff NOT to pursue cases against people legitimately using or growing medical marijuana in states where such behavior is legal. How might this affect Maryland, where medical marijuana is still banned, but those who use it and are arrested, are eligible for a reduced sentence (no jail time and just $100 fine). We ask a current and former lawmaker to predict what might happen when the Maryland Legislature reconvenes in January.
- Henry "Hank" Heller Representative, Maryland House of Delegates (D-Montgomery County)
- Don Murphy political consultant; and former Representative, Maryland House of Delegates (R-Catonsville/Howard County)1995-2003
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