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Md.: Hearing scheduled for legalization bill!

Feb 03, 2021

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Contact your lawmakers today and ask them to support HB 32!

Delegate Jazz Lewis’ legalization bill, HB 32, has been scheduled for a committee hearing on Tuesday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Please reach out to your lawmakers ahead of the hearing and urge them to support HB 32 — The Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021.

You can also raise your voice in support of this legislation by providing written testimony to the committees — House Judiciary and Health and Government Operations. The opportunity to sign-up to testify on the bill will begin two business days before the bill’s scheduled hearing.

Due to the unprecedented nature of this year’s legislative process, I encourage you to read the guidelines provided on how to submit testimony in full. We particularly encourage testimony from supportive law enforcement, clergy, medical professionals, and those who have been impacted by cannabis prohibition.

Maryland Cannabis Policy Conference and Lobby Days

In other news, our allies at Maryland NORML will be holding their second annual Maryland Cannabis Policy Conference virtually this Saturday, followed by lobby days a few days later. Mark your calendars and join us for a deep dive into HB 32!

What: Maryland Cannabis Policy Conference 2021 (online)

When: Saturday, February 6, 1-4 p.m.

Register for the conference here.

You can register for the Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition’s lobby days — Tuesday, February 9 to Thursday, February 11 — here.

Don’t miss these opportunities to learn more about this important legislation and raise your voice in support. Marylanders deserve a just, equitable cannabis policy, and this could be the year that Maryland ends cannabis prohibition and joins the 15 states and D.C that have legalized cannabis for adults.

P.S. You can also check out the virtual press conference Delegate Lewis and a coalition of advocates held in support of HB 32.