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Opinion: Done right, cannabis legalization can transform Maryland’s poorest neighborhoods

June 24, 2022

Legalization of recreational cannabis in Maryland is a done deal. The referendum scheduled on the issue this November will pass. After it does, the real fight starts. The state legislature will have until April 10, 2023, to decide how to regulate the industry. There will be critical debates on taxes and criminal background checks. But the least understood and most important issue will be how Annapolis determines which companies get licenses to grow, process and dispense the product, which in turn will determine who profits from legalization.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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