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Maryland: Measure Making It Easier To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions Before Governor

Update: The Senate has passed enrolled SB 949 which means the bill was adopted with the House amendments. SB 949 has now been sent to the governor for approval. Update: The Senate refuses to concur with the House amendments, so the Senate is requesting that the House recedes on the amendments for SB 949. Update: … Continue reading »

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Maryland: House/Senate Bills Seek To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions

Update: Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed SB 949 on March 9. House and Senate legislation is pending to allow those with past criminal marijuana convictions to have those records expunged. House Bill 379 / Senate Bill 949 permit those who received a criminal marijuana possession conviction prior to October 1, 2014, to … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Oppose Measure To Impose Zero Tolerant Presumptive THC Impairment Standards

Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 974, that prohibits individuals from operating a motor vehicle if they have any “detectable level” of THC or its inert metabolite THC-COOH present in their blood. Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear testimony on this bill on March 2nd at 1pm. NORML opposes this proposal. The presence … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Legalization Measures Pending

Update: Committee members in the Senate will hear testimony on March 2nd at 1pm. Committee members in the House will hear testimony on March 7th at 1pm.  HB 1185 and SB 928 are pending in the Maryland House and Senate. These measures seek to legalize and regulate the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Marijuana Legalization Legislation Introduced

Legislation is pending in the General Assembly to legalize and regulate the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. The ongoing enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law. According to a recent poll by the Washington Post, 63% … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Marijuana Paraphernalia Is Decriminalized

On January 21st, members of the Maryland House and Senate voted to override a 2015 veto and to decriminalize the possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Members of the House decided 86 to 55 in favor of overriding the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 517. Members of the Senate decided 29 to 17 to enact the legislation. Senate … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Legislation To Recriminalize Marijuana Offenses Tabled

House bill 777, legislation that sought to prohibit a person from smoking or consuming marijuana in a public place, in or on a public conveyance, or in any specified area otherwise accessible to the public; and establish a criminal penalty of a fine not to exceed $ 500 has been tabled for the 2016 legislative … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Governor Signs Industrial Hemp Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation, House Bill 443, to permit the Department of Agriculture to authorize institutions of higher education to cultivate industrial hemp for academic research purposes. Members of the Senate voted 45 to zero in favor of the bill. House members voted 136 to zero in favor of the measure. Members of Congress recently approved … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Legislation To Put Marijuana Legalization Question Before Voters Defeated

House Bill 665, legislation that sought to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2018 ballot to regulate adult marijuana use was defeated by members of the House Judiciary committee. The bill would have allowed voters to decide if they wish to regulate the commercial cultivation, processing, and retail of marijuana to adults over the … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Legislation Expands Pool Of Medical Professionals Who Can Recommend Marijuana

Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation, House Bill 104, expanding the pool of medical professionals who can provide written recommendations for marijuana to qualifying patients. Passage of this legislation allows nurse midwives and nurse practitioners, among other medical professionals, who are in good standing with the state to provide written certifications to qualifying patients.  Maryland … Continue reading »

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