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Voters Will Decide Recreational Marijuana on Referendum

April 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With just a week left in the general assembly session, Maryland lawmakers have agreed to let voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot box in November. The Maryland House voted 94-39 for a constitutional amendment already approved by the Senate. The House also voted 89-41 for a separate measure that takes steps to implement recreational marijuana, if voters approve, but it leaves matters of licensing and taxes for lawmakers to decide next year. According to a new Goucher College poll released last month, voters in Maryland support legalizing recreational marijuana by a 2-to-1 margin. Pollster Mileah Kromer says support for the concept has been consistent dating back to the first poll on the issue a decade ago…