Md. House of Delegates approves bills to refer legalization to voters in November!

Today, the House of Delegates approved a pair of bills that would allow voters to decide whether to legalize cannabis for adults’ use in November 2022. This historic vote marks the first time either chamber in Maryland’s legislature has voted on a bill that would legalize cannabis.

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Marijuana Legalization Could Be On The November Ballot in Maryland

WATCH: Olivia Naugle, MPP's senior policy analyst, joins WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore to discuss efforts to legalize cannabis in Maryland.

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Maryland Lawmakers Take First Step To Putting Marijuana Legalization On 2022 Ballot With Hearing On Two Bills

A Maryland House committee began discussion this week of a pair of bills to legalize and regulate cannabis in the state—one that would ask voters whether legalize cannabis use and possession by adults 21 and older, and another that would begin the work of crafting rules for the would-be legal industry.

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Opinion: Law Legalizing Cannabis Should Take Effect Immediately Upon Voter Approval

In an op-ed featured in Maryland Matters, Toi Hutchinson, MPP's President and CEO, highlights the importance of ensuring Maryland's potential legalization referendum be self-executing, meaning it would legalize possession for adults 21 and older immediately upon voter approval.

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Opinion: Maryland’s communities of color need a swift end to cannabis criminalization

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Del. Darryl Barnes, chair of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, calls for an end to cannabis criminalization.

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