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House of Delegates Explores Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

December 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A work group within the Maryland House of Delegates is studying how to potentially legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The 10-member group was appointed by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, D-Baltimore County, who has said that she supports putting a referendum on the November 2022 ballot that would allow voters to approve legalizing the drug. Recreational pot has already been legalized in D.C. and 17 states, including Virginia. Maryland decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but recreational use remains illegal. Delegate Jason Buckel, House Minority Leader, while he is not adamantly opposed to the concept- there are some questions to consider, including how the medical marijuana industry in Allegany County would be impacted…