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The Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland was formed in early 2014. The organization aims to remove criminal penalties for cannabis possession and ultimately tax and regulate cannabis in Maryland. They support advancements in the state’s medical marijuana program as well.

The group has received endorsements from organizations like the ACLU of Maryland, Maryland NORML, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and more.

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January 16, 2014

Maryland Policy-Makers Move To Legalize Cannabis For Adult-Use In The State
ANNAPOLIS, MD — In a press conference held Thursday, Senator Jamie Raskin (D), Delegate Curt Anderson (D), and Delegate Sheila Hixson (D) launched an effort to pass a bill that would legalize cannabis for adult-use. “We got ourselves out of alcohol prohibition by regulating and taxing the product, and we should employ the same exit strategy with marijuana.” – Sen. Jamie Raskin “Our experiment with marijuana prohibition has failed,” Sen. Raskin explains. “We got ourselves out of alcohol prohibition by regulating and taxing the product, and we should employ the same exit strategy with marijuana.” Also announced Thursday …

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