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Push To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Maryland

February 22nd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Less than a year after providing a legal defense for the possession of medical marijuana, proponents are now pushing for Maryland to legalize the drug for licensed patients. Delegate Cheryl Glenn, D-Baltimore, has introduced HB15, or the Medical Marijuana Act, which would authorize the use of the drug in Maryland by as early as September. Sixteen states and Washington currently allow some form of medical marijuana, but it is still prohibited at the federal level. It’s not an issue unfamiliar to Allegany County as a number of residents have lobbied local lawmakers to push for the legislation. Delegate Kevin Kelly, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said while he understands and sympathizes with those who could be relieved of pain as a result of having marijuana available- there are any number of hurdles that seem to make it a long shot at coming to fruition in Maryland…

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