It’s Become Very Clear That This Is No Longer A Fringe Issue.

Started by KSweeley , Jan 30 2017 12:38 PM Please log in to reply 42 replies to this topic LocationBaltimore, Maryland, USA. Posted 30 January 2017 – 12:38 PM Well, this is interesting, lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly is going to consider putting a constitutional amendment on the 2018 Maryland ballot that would allow voters to vote on whether to legalize marijuana or not: http://www.baltimore…0130-story.html Maryland could put the power to legalize marijuana in the hands of voters. State lawmakers have proposed a constitutional amendment that would let voters decide in 2018 whether to tax and regulate marijuana in the same manner as alcohol potentially making Maryland the first state in the region with a full-fledged legal marijuana market. The legislation, which is still being drafted, faces an uphill battle in Annapolis. But it draws from the same political playbook that lawmakers used a decade ago to legalize casinos, and some powerful legislative leaders say they will not stand in the way. Public opinion on marijuana has moved toward legalization so swiftly by double-digit percentage points in just two years, according to some polls that adult-use marijuana advocates in the General Assembly believe it is no longer a question of whether the state will legalize it. “It’s a matter of when,” said Del. David Moon, a Montgomery County Democrat who is leading the referendum effort. “It’s become very clear that this is no longer a fringe issue. It’s totally mainstream.”

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