Long-serving Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. announced today that he would support legislation to legalize cannabis similar to what was approved
“I favor the legalization and taxation of marijuana, with restrictions,” says Miller, adding that he believes support will continue to grow in coming years. “I know where people are going to be a generation or two from now.”
Miller says a legalization proposal would have a good chance of passing the Senate.
In the House, a new legalization proposal will soon be filed by Delegate Curtis Anderson, according to a recent announcement.
If approved by the House and Senate, any cannabis legalization legislation would need to go to Governor Martin O’Malley, who isn’t favorable to cannabis legalization, but with enough public support can likely be convinced to at least not stand in the way if Maryland’s Legislature decides to take that path.
According to recent polling, 53% of those in Maryland support cannabis legalization, with just 38% opposed.
Cannabis legalization advocates in Maryland should contact their lawmakers – which they can look up by clicking here – to urge them to support the legalization of cannabis.