Maryland To Become 19th State Legalizing Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, Maryland will become the 19th state to approve a medical marijuana program.

However, it’s unknown as to when the program will begin.

Governor Martin O’Malley’s spokeswoman, Raquel Guillory, confirmed Wednesday that the governor will sign the measure at a bill-signing ceremony Thursday.

The bill, known as House Bill 1101, received final approval from the Maryland General Assembly on April 8.

The medical marijuana bill allows academic medical research centers to establish programs to dispense marijuana to sick patients.

Program applications will be required to specify qualifying medical conditions for treatment; treatment duration and dosage; where marijuana would be obtained; sources of funding; and a plan for monitoring data and outcomes.

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  1. Mrs. RatsRectum on

    The federal politicians from all the cannabis states aren’t in liberal lockstep with one another to get the feds out of the picture in their states. There’s the dichotomy. How can the state have majority support, enact cannabis regulation laws for either medical or recreational use (or both already) and then those states’ federal politicians not get behind any of the federal bills that would get the feds off their backs?

    So this law is going to be on paper only is it?

    Then it’s still an every man for himself situation when the federal predators attack the herd.

    It’s just another law cannabis connoisseurs would like to have realized that won’t be. They’ll just have to carry on as they always have.

    It would be nice if MD would implement the brick and mortar part of it, see it through.

    Is there no way to get Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and the rest of the far right, Neil Booooooooortz (boo! I’m booing), Alex Jones and whoever else on the pro-cannabis side of the fence, not sure if the last two are, give them a set of different sized hemp or cannabis butt plugs or something?

  2. Tony Aroma on

    Some say this is the most restrictive mmj law in the country, but I think it’s just the opposite. No one is allowed to grow or buy their meds, and they can only get them from medical research programs. But no university will ever touch mmj as long as it’s illegal at the federal level, which means there’s no legal access. So, MD is basically telling patients it’s OK to possess and use marijuana for medical reasons, but you have to acquire it illegally.

    In other words, MD’s mmj program is the only one to actually incorporate and depend on the black market. Which means growing, distribution, sales, etc. are totally unregulated. Sounds to me like anything goes in MD’s mmj program.