Maryland 2020 legislative session begins

Jan 08, 2020

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Maryland 2020 legislative session begins

Ask your lawmakers to support legislation to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older.

The General Assembly kicks off its 90-day 2020 legislative session today!

To recap, the marijuana legalization workgroup met during the off-session and came to the consensus that they would not recommend legislation to legalize marijuana for adult use this session. However, the legislature could now be on track to seriously consider legalization in 2021.

Keep up the pressure by emailing your legislators and asking them to legalize cannabis for adult use.

Although legalization is unlikely in 2020, we expect the legislature to take up other cannabis policy reform efforts this session to improve the state’s decriminalization law and medical cannabis program. We need all hands on deck to keep improving Maryland’s cannabis laws.

Mark your calendars and join us in solidarity at our 2020 cannabis policy lobby day!

When: Tuesday, February 4 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Where: Anne Arundel Delegation Room, House Office Building – 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Registration: Please complete the registration form here to join us.

It is important lawmakers hear from as many constituents as possible. Join us at lobby day to send a strong message to the General Assembly to pass cannabis policy reform legislation this session and increase support for adult-use legalization.

After you email your lawmakers, please also help us spread the word by forwarding this message to your networks in Maryland and sharing our lobby day Facebook event.

P.S. If you have been personally impacted by cannabis prohibition, please contact the coalition to find out how you can be of special help to our effort.