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Long-serving Maryland Senate president says he supports legalization of marijuana

Washington Post
The move to legalize marijuana in Maryland has a powerful ally: Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.

Miller (D-Calvert), who has presided over his chamber for more than a quarter century, said in an interview Friday that he would support legislation allowing the regulated sale of marijuana, similar to what is now taking place in Colorado.

“I favor the legalization and taxation of marijuana, with restrictions,” Miller said, adding that he thinks his position will only grow in popularity in coming years. “I know where people are going to be a generation or two from now.”

Miller was less confident, however, at the prospect of a bill passing in the 90-day legislative session that starts next week.  Read Full Article

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