Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced in Maryland

 by lucy

On Thursday, Delegate Curt Anderson introduced a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maryland, similar to Amendment 64 in Colorado and I-502 in Washington.

The bill would allow individuals 21 and over to smoke marijuana legally.  It would also allow marijuana to be sold by the state and would let individuals grow up to three marijuana plants in their homes.

For each ounce sold, the state would also collect a $50 excise tax.  Some of the money collected from the program would go toward treatment for those with substance abuse problems.

Under the proposed bill, smoking marijuana in public or driving under the influence would still not be allowed.

 

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    spkavyo said on Feb 22, 2013

    I've lived in MD several times and hope they pass this. States need income and taxing marijuana is easier than stopping every car on I-95 and giving them a ticket. Go Maryland!

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    jibbler said on Feb 22, 2013

    I have family in Baltimore. It's nice from what I remember.

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    TrapOnAcid said on Feb 23, 2013

    This is awesome. Hopefully it passes and all of Baltimore and OC will be blazin on the finest herbs and concentrates.

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    iAMiiNSANE said on Feb 24, 2013

    i would so love to see this in illinois :/

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    zachdadank said on Feb 25, 2013

    Hell yes about time. Bein a b more native we have much bigger problems then smokin….just check the statistics

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