Lately politicians have become very comfortable decrying our marijuana laws — finally. But ask them about their personal histories with pot, and the conversation gets a little more awkward.
Tried it once in college and then not “more than once every five years since then”:
+ Del. Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore)!
Tried once in her late thirties and immediately decided it “wasn’t her thing”:
+ Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery County)*
Experimented with the drug as a teenager:
+ Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D)*
+ State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D)*
Never tried it:
+ Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R)*
+ Charles Lollar (R)*
+ Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Montgomery)!
+ Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert)
+ House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel)
+ Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr. (D-Prince George’s)$
Refuses to say:
+ Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore County)@
+ Del. Ronald A. George (R-Anne Arundel)*
+ Larry Hogan (R)*
+ Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s)
+ Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Baltimore County)#
*: Running for governor.
!: Sponsored a bill to legalize marijuana in Maryland.
@: Sponsored a medical marijuana bill in Maryland.
#: Sponsored a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
$: Opposes marijuana legalization.
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