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Atty. General Wants Cannabis Reclassified

January 16th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown joined a coalition of 12 Attorneys General in a letter encouraging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to reschedule cannabis to Schedule III under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The coalition explains that rescheduling cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III will allow the state-regulated cannabis industry to continue to set standards for legal products that protect consumers and work to eliminate the illegal cannabis marketDecember of 2023 marked the highest grossing month of adult-use cannabis sales in Maryland since its legalization on July 1st. Monthly retail sales surpassed $96 million, with adult-use accounting for $61.5 million in sales.  For the year, combined medical and retail sales of cannabis reached almost $800 million.