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Maryland General Assembly on the clock to establish legal cannabis market by July

January 25, 2023

With lawmakers facing a July 1 deadline to provide a framework for the legal use, possession, and sale of cannabis after voters approved full legalization in November, it’s clear, almost two weeks into the General Assembly session, that the task won’t be straightforward. While the public is generally enthusiastic about legalization, legislators have a lot of work to do to build a legal market that fulfills their commitments on issues like equity, public safety, and taxation and revenue. “The people of this state have spoken and they have spoken loudly,” said Moore at a press conference Thursday. “We cannot, we will not, repeat the mistakes that the state has made when medical cannabis was legalized. … [W]e have to get this right from day one.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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