State Roundup, March 6, 2017

MORHAIM REPRIMANDED: The House of Delegates punished Del. Dan Morhaim with a formal reprimand Friday because he advocated for policies that benefit medical marijuana companies without fully disclosing that he was a paid consultant for one, reports Erin Cox in the Sun.

OPINIONS ON MORHAIM: In a commentary for, Barry Rascovar opines that Morhaim’s apology wasn’t much of one. A day before that he had issued a three-page defense, blaming the media for “erroneous” reports of his activities. He later called what had transpired a “circus” in which his actions had been badly distorted. After reading the committee report, it is clear only Morhaim is at fault for what went wrong. It cost him his credibility, his subcommittee chairmanship and his leadership post in Annapolis.