April 15, 2014

O’Malley Flip-Flops On Decriminalizing Marijuana

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of a small amount of marijuana. This came just four months after O’Malley said he was ” not in favor” of decriminalizing the drug because it could be “a gateway to even more harmful behavior.”

Can O’Malley’s flip-flop on Marijuana policy be attributed to his Presidential aspirations?

Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks (D-MD), a long-time marijuana legalization advocate sure thinks so.

Via The Washington Post

Del. Nathaniel T. Oaks (D-Baltimore), who has advocated for decriminalization of marijuana for more than a decade, said he was glad to see the governor come on board and attributed his position in part to his presidential aspirations.