Thoughts on the Legalization of Marijuana in Maryland

The state senator, who personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes, said he is hearing from many constituents in favor of such a move. By Sen. Norman Stone, 6th District A majority of the emails I have been receiving since the 2014 Legislative Session convened are from constituents who support the legalization of marijuana. As you may recall, last year Maryland passed a limited medical marijuana law allowing authorized academic medical centers and research centers…

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Support growing for legalized marijuana in Maryland

Some lawmakers want to tax substance ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Could Maryland become the next state to legalize marijuana? It depends on who you ask. Support in Annapolis is growing, but State House leaders including the governor are opposed. Read more about the Proposed Marijuana Bill | Mobile users tap here for video The rush is on to turn marijuana into a legal cash crop in Maryland, taxing it like alcohol. "(It would bring) $122 to $155 million a year based on what we know about current usage rates,"…

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Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the direction of Colorado, where recreational use of pot is regulated and taxed like alcohol. Advocates say that would generate about $150 million in tax dollars for Maryland each year. Supporters compared the changing public attitude toward legalizing marijuana…

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Bill Would Regulate & Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Maryland lawmakers consider a bill to legalize marijuana for sale to adults 21 and older. It’s the latest in a series of proposals over the controversial drug. Pat Warren has more on the pros and cons. Up to now, it’s been mostly a medical issue in Annapolis, but momentum is growing in the areas of public safety, civil liberty and money for the state. That first legal toke in Colorado fires debate in Maryland over whether it is good public policy to legalize marijuana. Supporters…

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Maryland lawmakers launch effort to legalize marijuana

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The push for legalizing marijuana advanced Thursday as a group of state lawmakers announced their intention to introduce legislation soon. According to the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland , the Marijuana Control Act of 2014 would “make the personal use, possession, and limited home-growing of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older; establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol; and allow for the cultivation, processing,…

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