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Hogan Says He Won’t Stand in Way of Recreational Marijuana

June 13th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Although Maryland’s Republican governor is on record strongly opposing legalizing recreational marijuana-  he says he won’t stand in the way if voters approve the reform on the November ballot. Governor Larry Hogan included the cannabis legislation in a list of bills he is not signing or vetoing, but is allowing it to take effect without his signature. Under the law that would be enacted if voters approve legalization at the ballot, the purchase and possession of up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis would be legal for adults. The legislation also would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to 2.5 ounces. Adults 21 and older would be allowed to grow up to two plants for personal use and gift cannabis without remuneration. While polls of Marylanders  show overwhelming support for the concept- the governor says he feels much much more study needs to be performed…