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Chart Shows Just How Much Maryland is Slacking on Its Medical Marijuana Rollout

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Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0
Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0

Maryland is on pace to set a record for taking the longest time of any state to get its medical marijuana program up and running.

Maryland Is The Best State in America, Says Washington Post

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Photo by Greg Dohler via The Gazette
Photo by Greg Dohler via The Gazette

Washington DC is not part of any state, which makes them the best, most impartial judges to determine which is the best state in America. The answer? Maryland, of course– but not necessarily for the reason you might expect.

Weekend MARC Service to (Finally) Begin in December

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Photo by Flickr user grant_j
Photo by Flickr user grant_j

I have to admit, when I heard that Governor O’Malley was promising that weekend MARC service to DC would happen “soon,” I was skeptical. You know how sometimes for politicians “soon” actually means “when it’s politically expedient” or also “never”? But I should have had more faith!

MARC Train (Finally!) Adds Weekend Service Between DC and Baltimore

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Photo by Flickr user grant_j
Photo by Flickr user grant_j

I’ve always thought that Baltimore was the perfect distance from DC — close enough that I can just hop on the train to check out an exciting exhibit in the nation’s capital, but far enough away that I don’t run into politicians (or, worse, wannabe politicians) at the bar. The one fly in the ointment has been the lack of weekend MARC trains, which force weekend visitors between the cities to either drive (time-consuming and annoying) or take the Amtrak (more than twice as expensive). But not for long!

In O’Malley Speech: Something New, Something Refreshing and Something Disappointing

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Courtesy Citybizlist – There was something new in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s State of the State address Wednesday, something refreshing, a lot of the same old same old and something very disappointing.

What seemed new about the governor’s State of the State address was the teleprompter and the six foreign ambassadors.

Most reporters could not recall the governor using a teleprompter for the State of the State speech before, though he had used one for his 2011 inaugural and the Democratic National Convention in September. He also seemed to be occasionally reading from an iPad. The new paperless O’Malley, an early adopter of smart phones and iPads, is a sign he’s stepping up his game for the national stage.

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Plan to eat at least one locally grown food a day during Buy Local Week, July 23-31–Berger cookies don’t count, unfortunately–and you’ll join more than 2500 Marylanders who have made the promise to shop local farms, farm stands, farmers’ markets, wineries, and grocers in our great vegetative state. Restaurants serving local goodies are another purely convenient resource. (Woodberry Kitchen, Clementine, whose website lists farm suppliers, The Yabba Pot, The Dogwood, Classic Catering and Chef’s Expressions catering companies are but a few. Keep in mind: It’s not too late to ask your favorite restaurant proprietor to join the movement). Even Governor O’Malley has endorsed the good-for-us goal. He’ll host Maryland’s fourth “Buy Local Cookout” at the Government House in Annapolis on July 21 (invite only), when local food recipe finalists will serve up yummy dishes, and a homegrown winner among chefs shall be crowned.

Click here to take the Buy Local pledge + pluck more nourishing information.
Dig up additional locally grown news here and here.

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