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McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

Baltimore Sun Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland.
In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the General Assembly this year. "Our current drug prohibition laws are wasteful and counterproductive, taking resources away from combating drug violence and promoting treatment options for those suffering with addiction," wrote McIntosh, a veteran Democrat who chairs the Environmental Matters Committee.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller also supports legalizing and taxing marijuana, following in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington. One candidate for governor, Democrat Del. Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County, has made legalizing pot a centerpeice of her campaign.  Read Full Article

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