Maryland Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization


Courtesy of The Joint Blog

Maryland Special Legislative Session on Medical Marijuana

In an 126 to 10 vote, Maryland's full House of Representatives has approved House Bill 1321, a measure to explicitly legalize medical cannabis.The proposal - which has over 60 sponsors - now heads to the Senate, where its passage is expected.

If approved into law, House Bill 1321 would legalize medical cannabis for those with a qualifying condition, such as cancer, post traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain.

The bill would authorize state-licensed cannabis cultivation and distribution centers which would provide safe access to medical cannabis for patients.

Last week Maryland's Senate approved a separate cannabis-related measure which would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com