Marijuana Legalization Bills Died In Three States This Week As Others Move Forward

"Neither adult use legalization bill introduced in Maryland has advanced ahead of today’s crossover deadline, meaning the legislature is not ready to move forward with legalization this year. However, bill sponsors are working on amendments that could be considered after crossover to set the stage for equitable legalization next year," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's legislative analyst.

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Maryland’s Cannabis Legalization Push Is Dead for This Year

"We are disappointed in the inaction to legalize cannabis for adult-use in Maryland this year. This means another year of Marylanders being subjected to the harms of prohibition—including thousands of life-altering stops, searches, and arrests for cannabis," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's legislative analyst.

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Sponsored By Maryland Senate Leaders Gets Hearing As Lawmakers Work To Merge With House Plan

Olivia Naugle, a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in an email to Marijuana Moment that the group “urges SB 708 to be amended to mirror Delegate Jazz Lewis’ HB 32 and for the legislature to swiftly pass it.”

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Maryland Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana And Expunge Convictions

Olivia Naugle, with Marijuana Policy Project, said that cannabis reforms should be passed 'to ensure business ownership and participation in the legal industry by communities who have disproportionately impacted by prohibition.'

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Maryland House Bill Aims To Legalize Cannabis, Expunge Convictions

Catch MPP Legislative Analyst Liv Naugle on Baltimore CBS Local 13 WJZ coverage of the February 16, 2021 House Judiciary Committee hearing on Maryland's HB 32.

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