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Kelly Doesn’t See Support for Legalization of Marijuana

December 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Former President Jimmy Carter gave a full endorsement of state efforts to legalize marijuana during an appearance at a CNN forum aired on Tuesday. Voters in both Washington and Colorado approved ballot initiatives last month legalizing and taxing marijuana. The governors in those states have signed both measures into law, but marijuana reform advocates remain concerned that federal law, which still considers the substance illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, could lead to complications if federal authorities decide to continue with frequent raids of dispensaries and other marijuana-related operations. Delegate Kevin Kelly says while there have been efforts to legalize marijuana in Maryland for medical reasons, he doesn’t foresee any strong support in that direction.





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