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No Special Session To Address Charges Of Racial Inequity In MD Medical Marijuana Industry

August 10th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

As a result of a decision announced last week, there will not be a special legislative session to address charges of racial inequity in Maryland’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry. The General Assembly’s Democratic presiding officers officially rejected the call from black lawmakers to summon the full legislature to Annapolis this summer.  Instead, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch offered their “full support for passage of emergency legislation” to expand the marijuana industry early in 2018, when lawmakers reconvene for their annual legislative session in Annapolis. Delegate Keith Haynes, a Baltimore City Democrat, appearing on Maryland Public Television says he believes the latest developments merit a special session…

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