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Poll: Majority Of Maryland Voters Support Regulating Cannabis Like Alcohol

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maryland medical marijuanaBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

A majority of registered Maryland voters believe that cannabis use should be legally regulated in a manner similar to alcohol, according to statewide polling data provided by Gonzalez Research & Marketing Strategies and commission by the Marijuana Policy Project.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they favor a change in state law “to allow marijuana to be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, for legal use by adults 21 years of age and older.” Forty-three percent of those surveyed opposed legalization.

Similar levels of support for regulating the adult use of cannabis have previously been reported in a number of other state and national surveys.

In 2014, former Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation into law decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses involving ten grams or less. Earlier today, lawmakers overrode a 2015 veto to enact legislation decriminalizing the possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia.

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  1. We need to get Medical Marijuana removed from Schedule 1 immediately.
    This weekend, over 3,000 Americans will die of Cancer — after going through “hell on earth”
    Every American with Cancer deserves the right to have safe, legal, access to Medical Marijuana.
    Every. Single. One.

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