Md.: Legalization bill heard by House Judiciary Committee!

Feb 18, 2021

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

On Tuesday, February 16, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Del. Jazz Lewis’ HB 32 to legalize and regulate cannabis equitably in Maryland.

You can check out the hearing here if you missed it. Del. Lewis also offered several amendments to the bill in committee. You can check out our full summary of the bill as amended here.

Now is the time to make sure your lawmakers hear from you! Please email them today and ask them to support HB 32.

Maryland’s neighbor, Virginia, is getting closer to legalizing cannabis this year. Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly approved legalization bills earlier this month.

Let your lawmakers know that Maryland should follow suit by passing HB 32 this session! The longer the legislature waits, the more Marylanders will be needlessly arrested and cited for cannabis offenses. And as long as the state delays, consumers will only have access to the unregulated and dangerous illicit market, and the state will miss out on generating millions of dollars in tax revenue.

After you email your lawmakers, please share this action on social media and encourage your friends and family in Maryland to do the same.

Together, we can end prohibition in the Free State!