Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Signed Into Law by Maryland Governor

Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Signed Into Law by Maryland Governor

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a proposal into law which explicitly legalizes medical cannabis; the measure, House Bill 1321medical-marijuana-symbol, will take effect on July 1st.

Under the new law, the possession and use of medical cannabis will be legal those with a qualifying condition such as cancer or chronic pain who receive a recommendation from a physician. The bill will establish a minimum of 94 dispensaries throughout the state to distribute cannabis to patients, and will authorize state-licensed cultivation centers.

The proposal is an extension of a law passed in 2013 which authorized academic medical centers in the state to distribute medical cannabis; many advocates considered that proposal unworkable for patients.

– TheJointBlog

1 Comment

  • Josh
    April 21, 2014

    Awesome! Glad to see the movement continues to spread!

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