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Maryland marijuana legalization 2020

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.

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,…

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…

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%…

Maryland marijuana legalization 2020 Eleven states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana. Three of those 11 states are in the Northeast — Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION WORK GROUP

Staff: Phillip S. Anthony; Amber R. Gundlach; Erin R. Hopwood; Heather M. Marchione.

c/o Department of Legislative Services
Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 946-5350, (301) 858-5350; e-mail: [email protected]

Report to Senate President & House Speaker due Dec. 31, 2019.

In February 2019, the Marijuana Legalization Work Group was convened by the Senate President and House Speaker.

The Work Group is considering issues concerning legalization of marijuana, including the impact on the health of Marylanders and the criminal justice system. Further, it will examine how to regulate legal marijuana, and how to structure both taxing and licensing its sale. The effect of legalization on federal tax and banking laws will be studied by the Work Group, as will the potential for small, minority and women-owned business participation.

Four subgroups of the Work Group have formed to consider criminal justice issues, minority participation, public health, and taxation and regulation.

Due December 31, 2019, the Work Group’s report was expected to provide a basis for legislation in the 2020 legislative session. However, the Work Group decided not to endorse legislation legalizing recreational use of marijuana for the 2020 legislative session. Instead, the Work Group opted to continue studying and working through the remaining legalization issues.

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