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Maryland Lawmakers Discuss Marijuana Legalization

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would legalize marijuana and regulate marijuana businesses in Maryland. House Bill 911, “The Marijuana Control and Revenue Act of 2015”, would allow adults 21 years and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their home. The bill is sponsored by Democratic Delegate Curt Anderson of Baltimore City.

Along with making marijuana legal for adults 21 and over, the bill also calls for the Maryland Comptroller to establish rules and regulations for marijuana businesses.

Bill Parrish lives in Salisbury, “I do not think it's a good thing”, Parrish says. While others, like Eric Wright don't see the issue. “Alcohol, that's killing people…car crashes and all of that. I just don't see the problem with marijuana” Wright says.

This is the third time Del. Anderson has tried to pass a law legalizing marijuana. The previous two efforts failed.

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