The Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 2021 legislative session on Monday. A comprehensive bill—HB 32— was introduced and championed by Delegate Jazz Lewis, but unfortunately the bill was not taken up this session.
With the legislature unwilling to take up legalization this year, the focus now shifts to passing legalization in 2022.
It’s important your lawmakers hear from you in the time leading up to the 2022 session. Email your lawmakers and ask them to make legalization a priority next year!
To go the extra mile, reach out to your lawmakers and schedule a meeting with them during the off-session. You can find tips for meeting with legislators here and effective arguments for legalizing and regulating cannabis here.
The Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition will continue to lay the groundwork for legalization in 2022. Make sure you’re plugged in to receive future updates. If you are a member of an organization that would like to join our coalition, we would love to hear from you.
Let’s send a strong message that equitable cannabis legalization must be a priority next year!