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Medical Marijuana Bill Approved By MD General Assembly

April 10th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland General Assembly on the final day of the 2013 session approved a measure allowing medical marijuana programs at research centers that choose to participate. The state Senate approved the measure, 42-4. Ten of the Senate's 12 Republicans joined 32 Democrats, while two Democrats and two Republicans voted against it. The action sends the bill to Governor Martin O'Malley, who indicated he is likely to sign the bill. Delegate Dan Morhaim is a Baltimore County Democrat and emergency room physician who has been pushing to get the bill through for years. He emphasized that the program would be carefully supervised by academic medical centers…

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