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Sun/UB Poll: Majority of Marylanders support legalizing cannabis for recreational use by wide margin

October 31, 2022

Most Marylanders plan to vote in favor of a ballot measure that would legalize cannabis in the state for those 21 and older, a poll for Baltimore Sun Media and the University of Baltimore shows. Some 63% of the likely voters surveyed statewide said they agreed with legalizing the drug, 25% said they opposed it and 12% said they were unsure. If the measure succeeds on Election Day next month, possessing up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis would be legal in Maryland for those of age, starting July 1. Larger amounts would still be subject to civil fines. In addition, Marylanders would be able to grow cannabis at home. State legislators have yet to devise a regulatory framework for businesses to sell the drug to the general public, however, rather than just to those with medical cannabis cards. Lawmakers chose to let voters decide on the overall issue before taking those steps

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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