State Roundup, July 31, 2017

DELANEY RUNS FOR PRESIDENT: In announcing his run for the Democratic nomination for president, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, in an op-ed for the Washington Post, writes that the American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible.

CONFLICT IN RX POT REVIEWS: Fenit Nirappil and Aaron Gregg report that record obtained by the Post reveal that several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed.