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2018 Regular Session



Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Use, Possession, Cultivation, and Sale

Sponsored by:

Delegate Moon


In the House - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Amending the Maryland Constitution to establish that, subject to certain exceptions, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old may under State law use cannabis, possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis, cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants, and share a certain amount of cannabis; providing that the amendment does not require or prohibit certain employment policies, authorize certain driving conduct, or change certain existing laws, with a certain exception; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Moon, Platt, Anderson, Carr, Cullison, Ebersole, Fennell, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Hayes, Hixson, Kelly, Korman, J. Lewis, Lierman, Lisanti, Luedtke, A. Miller, Robinson, Sanchez, Turner, Waldstreicher, M. Washington, Wilkins, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: SB1039
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1236 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Business Regulation and Occupations
Taxes - Sales and Use
Narrow Subject(s):Age of Majority -see also- Minors
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Cannabis -see also- Smoking
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Constitutional Amendments
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee
Leases and Rent
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Cybersecurity; Occupational Safety
Small Business
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Zoning and Planning
Statutes:Article - XX - Cannabis
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March 9, 2018 11:55 A.M.