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Locals React to Md. Marijuana Legalization Proposal

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.– A recent proposal in Annapolis has caught the attention of both Maryland lawmakers and citizens.

House Bill 1453 would legalize the possession, use and sale of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Pate Dempsey of Cambridge said legalizing the drug would help the state's economy.

"It's not good but it costs a lot of money to incarcerate somebody and that's a lot of tax dollars every year," Dempsey said.  

The state of Maryland could use the legalization of marijuana to generate revenue. The House bill would create an excise tax of $50 for every ounce of marijuana sold and direct proceeds would go to fund treatment programs to prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse.

Despite the positive economic impact it could have, Nikki Wenzinger of Cambridge said she hopes this is one bill that does not get passed.                 

"I am inclined to believe that they would be worse," she said. "I have 23 years work of insurance background so I have seen what substances can do to your judgment. It's not a safe thing for anybody to consume and then get behind the wheel or operate heavy machinery or even supervising your children."  

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