As the US House voted to advance the MORE Act today, Maryland lawmakers announced a triumph of their own: An amendment to legalize recreational cannabis will appear on the November ballot.
Furthermore, lawmakers also finalized HB 837, a separate framework bill for the program, should voters approve legalization in November. That bill will require the signature of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
HB 837 lays out a few basic guidelines for the program:
- Adults would be able to purchase and possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis.
- Possession of 1.5 ounces to 2.5 ounces would be subject only to a fine, and not be considered a criminal offense.
- Adults would be able to grow two cannabis plants at home.
- The state would automatically expunge the records of individuals…
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