Opinion: Maryland Needs to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Eleven states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana. Three of those 11 states are in the Northeast — Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. The political makeup of these three states is very similar to Maryland, but for some reason we are not able to pass this crucial and progressive legislation.Read more...

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Maryland 2020 legislative session begins; Cannabis Policy Lobby Day February 4

The General Assembly kicks off its 90-day 2020 legislative session today! To recap, the marijuana legalization workgroup met during the off-session and came to the consensus that they would not recommend legislation to legalize marijuana for adult use this session. However, the legislature could now be on track to seriously consider legalization in 2021. Keep up the pressure by emailing your legislators and asking them to legalize cannabis for adult use.Although legalization is unlikely in 2020,…

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Media Advisory: MPP Releases Voter Guide for MD Gubernatorial Election

Cannabis Policy Reform Advocates Release Report Card Grading Candidates for Governor in Maryland Candidate scores based on responses to questionnaire, bill sponsorship, and public statements   ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released a voter guide Monday that grades Maryland gubernatorial candidates strictly on their positions and statements about cannabis policy. The report contains letter grades for each person running in Maryland’s Democratic Primary for governor in June…

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Press Release: Goucher Poll Finds 58% Support for Making Cannabis Legal in Maryland

Goucher Poll Finds 58% of Marylanders Support Making Cannabis Legal, Up From 54% in 2016 and 52% in 2015 Statement below from the Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition BALTIMORE — A Goucher College poll released early Monday morning shows a strong and growing majority of Marylanders think it is time to end cannabis prohibition. The survey of 776 Maryland residents found 58% support making cannabis legal, up from 54% in 2016 and 52% in 2016. Just 36% are opposed, down from 39% in 2016 and 44%…

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Press Release: Maryland Legislature to Consider Regulating and Taxing Cannabis Similarly to Alcohol

Senate and House bill sponsors will roll out the legislation at a news conference TODAY at1 p.m. in the House Office Building (Room 180) * Bill details and statements below from Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., Sen. William C. Smith Jr., Del. David Moon, and Del. Mary Washington * ANNAPOLIS, Md. — State lawmakers are rolling out legislation Monday that would regulate and tax cannabis similarly to alcohol in Maryland. Senate and House bill sponsors will discuss the details of the proposal at a news…

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